Mumbai: Popular Hindi film singer Arijit Singh on Monday claimed he received an extortion call from gangster Ravi Pujari, who demanded a “ridiculous amount of money”.
Reportedly, the “Suno na sangemarmar” hitmaker was asked to give Rs.5 crore.
However, without giving any figure, Arijit confirmed the matter via an official statement to the media.
In the statement, he narrated: “I generally don’t answer to unknown numbers. That day when Ravi Pujari called my phone was off and he called my manager. He told me he wants to talk to me and made a conference call. By then, I got to know from him that he was asking a ridiculous amount of money.
“But over the phone, he was talking like a gentleman and asked me if I can sing songs for him and told me to be in touch.”