LAHORE: Famous Pakistani actor Babar Ali left the country for the US after receiving death threats from unknown extremists.

The film actor had lodged an FIR with Defence Police Station Lahore on November 16.

Babar, in the FIR, states that unidentified persons threatened him for life via phone calls.

In a statement the actor says he started receiving threats after a TV drama was aired.

Babar Ali elaborated that other artists had received threats from extremists.