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SRK To Salman Khan: Celebs Who Received Death Threats And Why

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Bollywood celebs enjoy mammoth fandom. But, with great fame comes a fair share of downsides — death threats, for instance. Here's a recap of the times when public figures have been on the receiving end of murky threats, and what led to it. 

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Salman KhanThe actor has been on gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's radar since last year. Khan's security was recently beefed up to Y Plus by the Maharashtra government, owing to recurring death threats. The star's PA reportedly received an email that suggested an aide of Bishnoi wanted to meet him.

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Shah Rukh KhanIt is tough to believe that Shah Rukh Khan can have haters. In the year 2022, a man reportedly threatened to blow up the actor's Mumbai residence, Mannat. The miscreant was soon nabbed by police officials.

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Deepika PadukonePrior to the release of Padmaavat, in 2017, Padukone received death threats on the grounds of distorting Rajput history in the movie. From attacking Sanjay Leela Bhansali to vandalizing the film sets, a mob of protestors even carried out anti-social acts across India. 

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Vicky Kaushal And Katrina KaifA stalker identified as Manvinder Singh had allegedly harassed the couple on social media, shortly after their marriage. Turns out, he wasn’t happy with their relationship and even threatened to harm Isabella Kaif (Katrina’s sister). Singh was soon arrested in Mumbai.

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Akshay KumarNot too long ago, Kumar was sent a death threat by a gangster named Ravi Pujari. The reason? For firing one of his maids! While he didn’t take the caller seriously, the actor eventually filed a complaint after two years.