Karim Morani, the producer of the Bollywood blockbuster “Chennai Express” who had been accused of rape by Delhi-based woman, recently surrendered to police hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his bail plea, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
He surrendered at the Hayathnagar police station on the city’s outskirts around midnight, the police said.
The woman had accused Morani in January 2017 of repeatedly raping her over the past several months. Her allegations included repeated rape after being drugged by Morani on various occasions in Mumbai and Hyderabad. The woman claimed that she wanted to act in films, and Morani, having produced films like Ra-One and Chennai Express among more, took advantage of her dreams. The woman also alleged that Morani told her that he wanted to marry her.
Morani has been booked under several charges. They are section 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The famous Bollywood producer Karim Morani has produced hit films like Damini, Raja Hindustani, Ra-One, Chennai Express is also an accused in the 2G spectrum scam. He has been accused of helping channel funds to the tune of RS 200 crore to popular Tamil television channel Kalaignar TV, which is owned by the family of DMK chief M Karunanidhi.