The conman sent out a text message intended to lure young women for a pretend paid casting session, The Times of India reports.
The message said: "Required 100 girls for a Madhur Bhandarkar film. Pay £8k each day for 20 days Shoot! Interested people, kindly mail your pictures to @#$. For queries contact @#$ Brief information will be given after shortlisting. Travel and accommodation is provided as the shoot's around Pune!"
A spokesman for the filmmaker said that the police were informed after they managed to catch out the scam artist.
Producer Vinay Chaukar told the paper: "There was a message on mobiles and chat messenger about Madhur's next film. We tried contacting that number. Finally, when we got through, it was a man's voice at the other end. We evinced interest in being cast in the film.
"He replied, 'The casting is done'. Immediately, we revealed we were from the company and that there was no such thing happening. The person realised he had been caught and promptly hung up."
Bhandarkar denied last year that rape allegations against him from 2006 affected his career.
The director was accused by aspiring actress Preethi Jain of raping her during their relationship.