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Race 3 shoot halted as armed men enter Film City, Salman given police security

A Jodhpur based gangster named Lawrence Bishnoi had last week threatened to kill the actor.

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The shoot of Remo D’Souza’s Race 3 in Film City, Mumbai, was halted on Tuesday, 10 January, after police informed that a group of armed men had entered the studio. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, a tabloid, the cops believe this might be in connection to the death threats Salman Khan recently received from Rajasthan’s gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. 

Following this, the police safely escorted the actor to his residence in Bandra. A senior cop told the tabloid, “The police arrived at the Race 3 set in Film City and told Salman and producer Ramesh Taurani that the shoot had to be stopped immediately as the actor needed to head home as soon as possible. Salman was escorted in another car by six cops, while his own car was driven back to his residence by another group of cops.” 

The officer added that police would provide the Tiger Zinda Hai actor adequate security. “The police are taking Bishnoi's threat seriously but we have assured Salman that he will receive maximum police protection. We are also investigating the motive behind Bishnoi's threat to Salman. There are additional bouncers, guards and personnel to safeguard Salman and the unit at all times,” he said. 

Lawrence Bishnoi hails from the Bishnoi community that worships black bucks. Salman had appeared in Jodhpur court last week in connection to the killing of black bucks in 1998. Bishnoi threatened to kill the actor in Jodhpur while he was being escorted to court on multiple charges of murder, extortion, and others.