Co-director of ‘Peepli Live’ arrested on rape charge


Mahmood Farooqui

It is being reported that Mahmood Farooqui, who co-directed Aamir Khan production ‘Peepli Live’ (2010), has been arrested by Delhi police for allegedly raping an American national.

A police official spoke to IANS, “A 35-year-old American national woman was raped by the co-director of the film ‘Peepli Live’. The incident took place on March 28, 2015, and a report in this connection was registered with the New Friends Colony police on June 19, 2015”.

“The accused Mahmood Farooqui has been arrested and was presented before Saket court. The court has sent him into judicial custody till July 6,” continued the official.

Farooqui’s wife Anusha Rizvi remained unavailable for comment.

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