In a shocking incident that unfolded over the weekend, Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal's residence in Vancouver, Canada, came under attack by the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
The gang claimed responsibility for the firing and issued a warning to Gippy Grewal, urging him to sever ties with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Lawrence Bishnoi, a known Indian gangster, posted a menacing message on Facebook, directing his threats at Gippy Grewal and indirectly at Salman Khan.
He warned Grewal that Salman Khan couldn't offer protection and ominously hinted at more to come, stating, "Consider this a trailer; the full film will be released soon. Flee to any country you wish, but remember, death doesn’t require a visa; it comes uninvited."
Gippy Grewal denies friendship with Salman Khan
Speaking exclusively to an Indian news agency, Gippy Grewal clarified his relationship with Salman Khan, denying any friendship beyond two professional meetings.
Grewal explained, "I have no friendship with Salman Khan, and the anger of it is being taken out on me. For me, it is still shocking, and I am unable to process what has happened to me."
The attack occurred around 12:30 am to 1 am on Sunday at Gippy Grewal's West Vancouver residence.
Expressing his bewilderment, Grewal stated, "I have no enmity with anyone, so I couldn’t even think who could have been behind the attack."
As investigations into the incident continue, Gippy Grewal expressed concern over the lack of clarity regarding the motive behind the attack. The Punjabi celebrity, known for hits like "Carry on Jatta," emphasized the unprecedented nature of the situation, given his clean track record devoid of controversies.
Vancouver Police on high alert
Authorities in Vancouver are on high alert following the targeted attack. The Vancouver Police Department is actively investigating the incident to apprehend those responsible and ensure the safety of Gippy Grewal and his family.
The entertainment industry has been abuzz with reactions to the shocking incident, with Bollywood personalities expressing solidarity with Gippy Grewal. Salman Khan, despite the alleged connection to the threats, has not issued a statement at the time of reporting.
Gippy Grewal has called for swift action from law enforcement agencies, seeking justice and security for himself and his family. The incident has sent shockwaves through the Punjabi and Bollywood entertainment circles, raising concerns about the safety of celebrities abroad.