Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap filed a police complaint after a person issued a threat on Twitter, an official said on Saturday.The official termed it as an "abusive one line general threat" and said Kashyap had lodged the complaint at Cyber police station of the Mumbai Crime Branch.
"The threat was made on Thursday. We have started a probe," he said.
Kashyap was among the film personalities who, on July 23, released a letter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi over mob violence and incidents of lynching.
The letter contended that the slogan "Jai Shri Ram" had become a "provocative war cry" that was leading to law and order problems.
Recently, as many as 49 renowned film actors and directors have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over growing lynching cases. Letter signed by social activists, filmmakers and artists like Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Binayak Sen, Soumitro Chatterjee, Aparna Sen states: "Ram is sacred for the majority community, stop defiling the name of Ram."
The celebrities have said, "Over 254 religious identity-based hate crimes. 840 incidents of atrocities against the Dalits. Dear Prime Minister, what action has been taken?"
"The lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately. We were shocked to learn from the NCRB that there have been no less than 840 instances of atrocities against Dalits in the year 2016, and a definite decline in the percentage of convictions," the letter reads.
(With inputs from PTI)