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14th Dec 2006  09.00 IST
By Agencies  


Bollywood star Salman Khan was questioned by police at an undisclosed location in suburban Bandra on Wednesday in connection with the alleged nexus between Bollywood and criminals.

"We were unable to get much information...And Salman denied that he was pressurized to work in the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke ," said a senior Crime Branch official.



Salman was questioned after his name cropped up during the interrogation of Chhota Shakeel aide Anjum Phajalani, who was deported from Dubai last month and booked under the tough Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

Earlier reports had suggested that Salman was questioned at his home.

Phajalani had allegedly threatened Salman at the behest of Chhota Shakeel to lower his professional fee from Rs 1.50 crore to Rs one crore for the lead role in ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ in 2000.

Police had earlier issued summons to Salman, asking him to be present for questioning after his name cropped up during Phajalani's interrogation.

Police have alleged that producer Nasim Rizvi and financier Bharat Shah made ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ at the instance of Shakeel. Rizvi has been convicted for his nexus with criminals, while Shah was convicted for not disclosing threatening calls to police but let off with the imprisonment he had already undergone.

Rizvi was accused of using Shakeel's influence to threaten stars to work in the film and allocate dates for it’s shooting.

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