Mumbai: The co-producer of the PM Narendra Modi Biopic, Amit B Wadhwani, has lodged a complaint with the cyber cell after receiving threats online.
The Modi biopic is among the first films to be re-released in halls following the lockdown.
Wadhwani complained that a Facebook account by the name of Optimistix Optimistix left a threatening comment on a post regarding Modi biopic’s re-release. The person had accused him being involved in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and left abusive comments on his daughter.
In an interview, Wadhwani said, “I don’t even have a daughter. However, what was scarier was that he also posted a picture of me and my two-year old son in the comments. I have never posted that picture on Facebook”.
An FIR has been lodged against the person who made such derogatory comments, as per reports.
“I have been active on social media and contributing as a thought leader in the industry and also providing updates on the latest Business moves and industry trends. As co-producer of PM Narendra Modi, I have received threat comments on social media warning me of dire consequences”.
“While trollers are common and insignificant, the nature of threat and bringing in my family into this is disturbing for a law abiding citizen and business leader like me. I wasn’t sure whether there is a wider nexus or pattern to it given the recent developments in Bollywood industry”.
“I have filed an official complaint with the cyber cell who have assured me to look into this”, said Wadhwani.
The producer and writer of the Modi biopic, Sandip Ssingh, filed a Rs 200 crore defamation suit against few news channels for airing negative stories about him in the Sushant death case.