Karim Morani, the producer of the Bollywood blockbuster “Chennai Express”, has been accused of rape by Delhi-based woman. A case has been registered against him and investigations are on, the police said. The police said the woman, aged around 25, has alleged that Mr Morani had promised to marry her.
The 25-year-old victim, who is a Bachelor of Business Management student and wanted to act in films, approached the Hayathnagar Police on January 10 and lodged a complaint alleging that Karim Morani had “raped” her in Mumbai and at a film studio at city outskirts of Hyderabad in 2015.
“In her compliant the victim has alleged that film producer Morani raped her on different occasions in Mumbai and in Hyderabad. Since the info took place over a period of time, we are verifying the fact and gathering the necessary evidence,” said DCP (LB Nagar Zone) Tafseer Iqubal while speaking to India Today.
Karim Morani has been booked under 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 IPC.
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.
However, a statement issued by the producer’s spokesperson denies the charges, “The complaint is absolutely false and bogus with the sole intention of tarnishing Mr Morani’s reputation and image. Mr Morani will be taking appropriate steps in accordance with law to demonstrate that complaint is malafide. He is truthful and innocent and has full faith in the judiciary and is ready and willing to co-operate with the authorities to the fullest extent.”