Mahmood Farooqui, who had directed the much-acclaimed Peepli Live with his wife Anusha Rizvi, has been arrested in Delhi on charges of rape following a complaint by a US student!
The complainant, a US citizen of Indian origin, has said in her statement that she had met the accused in India through a common friend while working on her PhD research a few months back and the two formed a friendship over the course of time. Allegedly, Mahmood invited the complainant for a party at his residence in Delhi on March 26 and after the other guests had left, sexually assaulted her. At the time, the complainant did not take any steps and went back to the United States but came back three months later and approached the Delhi police with her complaint, following which, he was arrested on Saturday.
On her part, Anusha Rizvi, who is married to Mahmood, said in a statement that the complaint is false and they are determined to fight it out.