Producer Karim Morani drugged and raped me, alleges aspiring actress


#MeToo campaign exposed the dark world of Bollywood.  ‘Chennai Express’ producer Karim Morani has been accused of rape. An aspiring actress from Delhi has alleged that Morani, who produced SRK's films like ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Ra. One’ clicked her pictures without her consent and took advantage of her. Karim Morani threatened her that he would circulate the pictures all over.

In a conversation with Republic, she narrated her horrific experience saying, "He (Karim Morani) called me and said I want you to come over here. I said I cannot as I had my family over. He threatened me that he would circulate the pictures and send it to my family. I lied and had to go for a day and I went. He did not let me get out of the room and sneaked me in. It was on the top floor and the rooms were not aligned, it was always like zig-zag. He told me the opposite side was Shah Rukh and the other side was Varun Dhawan and there was Rohit Shetty on the other side."

She added that the producer forced her to drink and then physically abused her. "Morani came home around 7 pm with a bottle of wine. I didn't drink but he forced me to drink. Next thing I know, I wake up at 4 am. I was numb and shocked. Physically and mentally, I was in a state of shock. Karim was not there. I saw there were marks on my body when I woke up," she told the daily.

“He’s 60+ and im younger than his youngest daughter. He spoilt my life, my dream. He crushed me. I continue to face threats. Till date when he comes to court, he stares me down and intimidates me. Why should i travel in a burqa? He’s influential, he’s been working in industry for 40 years. I really don’t know who knows about him but choose to judge the girl. Why should i feel embarrassed or go through torture,” she said.

The victim also questioned Shahrukh Khan's close association with Morani.

“I don’t know how SRK could work with him. I don’t want to drag SRK into this but how can such an icon work with this 2G accused and support a man like this. Nobody spoke out about me or backed me up. How can top actors like SRK work with him?” she said.