Mumbai, India (Web Desk): The ultimate bachelor and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan received death threat from a gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, after the superstar recently appeared at a hearing in Jodhpur regarding his blackbuck poaching case, Indian media reported.

According to Mumbai Mirror, things turn worse on Wednesday when a group of armed men landed on the sets of Salman's next film Race 3 in Film City, Mumbai.

The superstar was alerted by the Mumbai Police following which the shoot was cancelled and he was driven back home.

"The police arrived at the Race 3 set in Film City and told Salman and producer Ramesh Taurani that the shoot had to be stopped immediately as the actor needed to head home as soon as possible. Salman was escorted in another car by six cops, while his own car was driven back to his residence by another group of cops," a source has been quoted in the Mumbai Mirror report as saying.

The gangster of Rajasthan faces murder, extortion and car-jacking among other charges. Reportedly, he belongs to a community that worships the blackbuck and it is primarily the reason why he issued death threat to the Tiger Zinda Hai actor.

"The police are taking Bishnoi’s threat seriously but we have assured Salman that he will receive maximum police protection. We are also investigating the motive behind Bishnoi’s threat to Salman," a senior inspector said.

The police have advised Salman to stay away from the social media and to not share his whereabouts with his fans. He has also been advised against cycling openly on the Mumbai roads until the matter dies down.