The actress married a close aide of India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim. Laila had starred in Bollywood film Wafaa with veteran actor Rajesh Khanna.
Laila’s father, Nadir Shah Patel, had filed a complaint at a Mumbai police station stating that his daughter has gone missing along with her mother Saleena Patel, sister Azmina Patel, her stepfather Asif Sheikh and family friend Pervez Iqbal Tak.
According to reports, Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) suspects Laila Khan of having links with the Pakistani spy agency ISI and the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). It was also suspected that Laila could have been involved with terror outfits. She came under the lens in the Delhi High Court blast in September 2011 probe after it emerged that a Mitsubishi Outlander (MH02-AY-7867), which was registered in her mother`s name Saleena Patel, was used for ferrying explosives by terrorists. She also supplied the LeT with information on the city of Mumbai. The police fear that the actress may have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir.