Bollywood Throwback: When Mithun Chakraborty Received Threats From Dawood Ibrahim And Sanjay Dutt Came To His Rescue!
Mithun Chakraborty received a number of threats from the underworld for his connections with the actress Mandakini. Actor Sanjay Dutt was the one to step up and help Mithun out of the sticky situation.
The underworld’s much-talked-about connection with Bollywood needs no new mention. Stories of receiving threats and praises from them have revealed themselves multiple times. A scenario had once come up involving the infamous Dawood Ibrahim and star actor Mithun Chakraborty. Mithun, who was at the peak of his career in the 80s had multiple projects to his name, and always made headlines. However, this one time, he made headlines for a totally different reason.
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The Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is believed to have been one of the biggest kingpins in yesteryear’s connection between the mafia and Bollywood. Apparently, he shared close relationships with some actors from the time, the notorious don’s influence was attached to many incidences. During the ’80s, Dawood was rumoured to be in a relationship with the controversial actress Mandakini. Having pictured together on multiple occasions, these rumours were believed by many.
It was during the same time, that Mithun Chakraborty received numerous offers to work alongside the actress. Having worked together in a few consecutive films, rumours regarding the actors began surfacing. While both disregarded them, many began to believe that the two were in a relationship. This didn’t sit well with Dawood Ibrahim, who had his men sent to threaten Mithun.
The star actor began to have continuous phone calls received at home claiming to be the underworld don’s men. He even received multiple death threats. Fearing the escalation of events, he rushed to his friend Sanjay Dutt for help. Sanjay, who had openly admitted to having friends in the underworld made some phone calls and saved Mithun from the problems. It was Sanjay who advised Mithun to stop working with the controversial actress.
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