‘Chennai Express’ Producer ‘Karim Morani’ Accused Of Rape

In a shocking news from Bollywood, a 25-year-old woman from Delhi has registered a rape case against famous Bollywood producer Karim Morani and alleged that he had promised to marry her. The police have lodged the complaint in Hayathnagar in Hyderabad last week with the charges of rape, cheating criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement.

The girl started in her complaint that Morani had raped her on multiple occasions with a promise of marrying her. He also blackmailed her by saying that he will circulate the nude pictures in social media if she went to police quoted senior police official Tafseer Iqbal to Press Trust of India. They have started the investigation against him. However, spokesperson of Morani has denied the charged completely calling it totally bogus and false. 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.

The victim is currently doing her Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) in Delhi. In her complaint, the victim said that she met Morani at a friend’s wedding in Delhi in December 2014 where she shared her interest of working in films.

Morani later called her for a party at a hotel in Mumbai and forced her to drink wine post which she fell unconscious and when she woke up she realised that she was raped. When she called Morani on his cellphone he threatened to circulate her pictures. Post that, Morani allegedly exploited her continuously by blackmailing her. In June 2016, he called her to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad for a film shoot. There, she stayed at a hotel in the area where he again raped her. Allegedly, this sexual harassment continued till December 2016.

The victim finally decided to take legal help because she was tired of repeated harassment. She filed a complaint with the Hyderabad police, who registered a case on January 10.

Tafseer Iqbal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, who is supervising the investigation, told a tabloid, “Since this is a high-profile case, we are thoroughly probing and collecting all possible evidence before moving forward.“ Mr Morani, who has produced films like Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Ra One was not available for comments. 

Published by vaidehi on 21 Jan 2017

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