Mumbai: A leopard strayed into actress-MP Hema Malini's bungalow in suburban Malad on Friday, forest officials said.

The veteran filmstar was not present at her residence when the incident happened at her bungalow, located at Dindoshi area.

A team of forest officials have rushed to the spot, they said. When contacted, Maharashtra Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam told a news agency that he has sought information from senior officials on the incident. "We will find out how the leopard strayed into the bungalow," Kadam said.

The incident took place around 4.30 AM and workers at the Yashodhan bungalow spotted the leopard on the compound wall following which they immediately alerted neighbours and police.

Additional Police Commissioner Ramrao Pawar said. "Subsequently, we informed the forest officials. The leopard is still inside the compound of the bungalow and officials are trying to trap it and then leave it into the forests," he added.