Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has ruled the heart for almost 25 years. There is a lot of talk and stories about Shah Rukh Khan. Everyone knows about Shah Rukh Khan’s struggle in Delhi and Mumbai. But few people know that Shah Rukh Khan was answered by gangster Abu Salem.
The underworld has always dominated Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan had this experience early in his career. There were threatening calls from underworld gangster Abu Salem and Chhota Shakeel. According to Anupama Chopra’s book ‘The King of Bollywood’, Abu Salem once forced Shah Rukh Khan to work with a well-known producer. Shah Rukh Khan did not want to do this film. “I’m not telling you who to shoot,” Shah Rukh Khan said at the time. So you don’t tell me I should work in any film.
Shah Rukh Khan got a call from Abu Salem while shooting for Yash Chopra’s film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’. It was at that time that Abu Salem’s phone rang for the first time. “It was a more stressful and scary experience for him,” Shah Rukh said. But Shah Rukh Khan faced this with courage. After this, the Mumbai police increased the security of Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh told then-Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Maria about his conversation with Abu Salem. Maria told Shah Rukh how to talk to Salem on the phone.
Maria advised Shah Rukh not to give information about other stars and not to talk openly about mafias. Salem never asked Shah Rukh for money. But he was always asked to work in the films in which he had invested.
Chhota Shakeel also called Shah Rukh. However, Shah Rukh spoke very politely to these thugs and gave full information to Rakesh Maria. After years of struggle, Shah Rukh stopped getting calls from the underworld.
In the days of this conflict, Shah Rukh bought a bullet proof BMW car and started keeping a private security guard with him. At that time, Shah Rukh was also shooting for Mahesh Bhatt’s film Duplicate (1998). But he did not let his troubles affect the comedy scenes of the film.