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#Extortion: Waiter arrested after threatening to bomb Madhuri Dixit home

A 23-year-old waiter from Mumbai has been arrested after allegedly sending threatening text messages to Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit.

Praveenkumar Pradhan, reportedly threatened to kill the actress and her children and claimed to have links to Mumbai’s underworld, in a bid to extort money from the 47-year-old star. 

The Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that specialist investigators attached to the Mumbai police were approached by Dixit’s assistant last month after receiving four threatening text messages. 

PTI quoted one police officer as saying: “In one of the messages, Pradhan claimed he was associated with the gang of underworld don Chhota Rajan.  The accused said he had trained a 15-year-old boy in handling weapons and bombs and this teenager would barge into Dixit’s home to extort money.”

The accused has reportedly made a full confession whilst police investigate possible links with underworld figures.

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