Rape case filed against ‘Chennai Express’ producer Karim Morani

The Hyderabad police have registered a rape case against Bollywood producer Karim Morani, for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman on promise of marriage, police said on Wednesday.

The woman, aged around 25, lodged a complaint with Hayathnagar Police last week alleging that Morani had "raped" her in Mumbai and at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015, DCP (LB Nagar Zone) Tafseer Iqubal told PTI.

The case against Morani has been filed under IPC 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 IPC, the DCP said, adding the investigations are on.

Morani has produced films like ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Ra.One’ and ‘Happy New Year’, and is also the owner production company Cineyug Films. His daughter Zoa Morani is an actress and had made her Bollywood debut with the 2011 film ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’.

In 2011, Morani had come under the authorities' scanner, after his company Cineyug was found to have links with other companies involved in the 2G spectrum scam.