Pakistani film mogul kidnapped

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Renowned filmmaker and distributor Satish Anand has been kidnapped in Pakistan’s largest city, police said Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Anand is a member of Muslim Pakistan’s small Hindu community and the uncle of Juhi Chawla, a Bollywood actress and beauty queen, according to people within the industry.

Three armed men bustled him from his car in Karachi late Monday, Oct. 20, said police officer Azad Khan.

Anand, who is around 60, is the owner of Ever Ready Studio, one of Karachi’s largest. The studio makes feature films and soap operas for TV stations.

Kidnapping for ransom is rampant in Karachi, with at least 56 cases this year, according to police statistics. ♦

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