'Chennai Express' producer Karim Morani denies rape charges

The producer of ‘Chennai Express’ Karim Morani was booked for alleging raping a 25-year-old Delhi based woman. The girl alleged that Karim raped her on the pretext of marrying her.

In her complain, the victim said that Karim Morani raped in Mumbai and also at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015. He promised to marry her but did not keep his promise.

The complain was lodged with Hayathnagar police under Rachakonda police commissionerate near Hyderabad last week.

Following the complaint, the producer was booked under sections 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 woman told the police that she was looking to build her career in Bollywood and in this connection she met Karim Morani in 2015. He promised to make her career and got intimate with her. She alleged that the producer met her couple of times and threatened with dire consequences if she open the matter to anyone.

The producer, however, denied the accusations.

“The complaint is absolutely false and bogus and filed with the sole intention of tarnishing Morani’s reputation and image. Morani will be taking appropriate steps in accordance with law to demonstrate that complaint is mala fide,” Karim’s spokesperson said.

“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,” added the spokesperson.