He says Chhota Shakeel is sending text messages to him

Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam has allegedly been threatened by the underworld to cancel his deal with an event management company and sign up with another, purportedly chosen by them, police said on Thursday.

The 40-year-old singer has informed the city police that he has been receiving a number of threatening phone calls and text messages from Chhota Shakeel, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, for the past few days.

According to Sonu, Shakeel tried to coerce him to cancel a contract with an event management company and sign up with another firm chosen by the don.

However, no FIR has been filed by him so far, police said, adding they received the complaint on phone.

The singer has entered into a contract with the event management firm to organise ‘World Tour-2014’, which Shakeel wanted to scrap.

Last month, Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor had received death threats over the phone from an unidentified person, suspected to be linked to Ravi Pujari’s gang.

Filmmaker Karan Johar too had received an extortion threat, allegedly from the fugitive gangster.

The underworld has been a constant menace to the film industry, with 1990s being rife with threats and phone calls made to eminent personalities, demanding money.