Delhi: Six minor girls of a family who allegedly went “missing” from Nashik two days ago, were rescued by the Mumbai police on Thursday.
They were traced outside actor Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow “Mannat”.
They had apparently reached there to catch a glimpse of their favourite Bollywood star.
The young SRK fans, all cousin sisters, aged between 12 and 15, left their house on the evening of May 23 and had proceeded to the famous Nanduri temple in Kalwan taluka of the district.
Then they went to Nashik Road railway station and boarded the Shatabdi Express to reach suburban Dadar from where they ended up outside Khan’s residence, hoping to see their idol once, said Subhash Chandra Deshmukh, in-charge of Mhasrul police station.
According to police, a missing complaint was lodged at Mhasrul police station here by parents of the girls on the night of May 23, when they were not to be found in the house.
The girls were brought home safely within 24 hours after a police team from Nashik was sent to Mumbai to trace their whereabouts.
The worried family had told the cops that the girls had a fascination for Bollywood, Deshmukh said, as per PTI.
After searching railway stations and bus stands across the metropolis, the Nashik team found these girls outside “Mannat” in suburban Bandra, with the help of Thane and Kalyan police, in co-ordination with the GRP, he said.
The girls were then brought back to Nashik and handed over to their parents yesterday after proper police counselling, the official said.
SRK is often referred to in the media as the ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’, “King of Bollywood” or ‘King Khan’ and has appeared in more than 80 Hindi films.
He has massive following in India and Asia and among the Indian diaspora worldwide.
(With PTI inputs)