Ayesha Takia’s husband Farhan Azmi filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police on July 26 for having received death threats from a political outfit over a phone call earlier this month.
Farhan Azmi, a hotelier, is the son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, who has featured in headlines for making several controversial statements. Farhan Azmi’s complaint states the political party titled Hindu Sena threatened him for allegedly having indulged in “love jihad”. “You all are animals. Have you forgotten that you have indulged in Love Jihad by marrying a Hindu girl?” the unidentified caller reportedly told the actress’ husband.
“The aggressor, in no uncertain terms, extended death threats to the undersigned and his family…” read the report.
The threat call was targeted at Ayesha’s politician father-in-law – the political outfit is reportedly offended by Abu Azmi’s comments about singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi’s stance on azaan or the morning call to prayer.
Later, the senior politician told a news channel that only those who attempt to taint the culture of India, protest against the holy morning call to prayer.
“Ask your father Abu Azmi to stop shouting like an animal else he will be bumped off. Also tell the son of Owaisi that he too will not be spared,” Farhan Azmi was reportedly told.