The maker of Bollywood blockbuster “Chennai Express”, Karim Morani, has been booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman on promise of marriage, police said on Wednesday.The complainant, matured around 25, claimed that Morani assaulted her in Mumbai and furthermore at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015 in the wake of promising to wed her.
The lady a week ago held up an objection with Hayathnagar police under Rachakonda police commissionerate close Hyderabad.A cop said a case under areas 417 (swindling), 376 (assault) 342 (wrongful restriction), 506 (criminal terrorizing), 493 (living together brought on by a man misleadingly initiating a conviction of legitimate marriage) and other pertinent segments of the Indian Penal Code has been enlisted against the producer.
The lady told police that she was searching for a break in movies and had met Morani in 2015. She asserted that the maker subsequent to assaulting her had debilitated with desperate outcomes on the off chance that she uncovered it to anyone.The maker, in any case, denied the charges. “The protestation is totally false and counterfeit and recorded with the sole goal of discoloring Morani’s notoriety and picture.
Morani will make suitable strides as per law to exhibit that protest is mala fide,” Karim’s representative said.”He is honest and blameless and has full confidence in the legal and is prepared and willing to co-work with the experts without bounds degree,” included the spokesperson.
The producer’s name had also figured as an accused in the 2G spectrum scam. He was accused of helping channel funds to the tune of RS 200 crore to popular Tamil television channel Kalaignar TV.