'Peepli Live' Co Director Mahmood Farooqui Accused of Rape
'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui sent to jail on rape chargeFacebook/ Manu Sharma

Filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui was reportedly arrested recently by the Delhi Police on charge of raping a foreigner.

According to reports, a US national had accused the co-director of Aamir Khan-starrer "Peepli Live" of molesting her earlier this year. However, a complaint was filed at the New Friends Colony police station on 19 June, following which he was arrested.

After being interrogated by the police for the alleged offence, a court sent him to six-day judicial custody, the ANI reported. He has been charged under IPC Section 376 (rape).

Farooqui happens to be the husband of "Peepli Live" director Anusha Rizvi.