Mahmmod Farooqui, co-director of Bollywood movie Peepli Live was convicted by a Delhi court for raping a US based researcher who was in India for her research.
The 35 year old American was in India to conduct her research for doctoral thesis from Columbia University. According to the reports she told that Mahmood raped her in a rented house in Sukhdev Vihar. She met him to get his help on her project. “The victim alleged in her complaint that the women raped her on March 26 last year during a party at his rented accommodation in sukhdev vihar locality. She told the police that after party, which was attended by two other persons, one of them a journalist, Mahmood asked her to stay back till his wife returned. Later, Mahmood allegedly raped her,” the police officer added.
The sentence is yet to be decided on August 2. Farooqui is an actor and a historian. Married to Peepli Live director Anusha Rizvi he also revived Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu Storytelling.