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'Peepli Live' director Anusha Rizvi Slams Rape Allegation Against Husband Mahmood Farooqui

Anusha Rizvi, the director of "Peepli Live", has said the charges of rape made against her husband Mahmood Farooqui are false.

Filmmaker Farooqui was arrested recently by the Delhi Police for 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.

"The accused Mahmood Farooqui has been arrested and was presented before Saket court. The court has sent him into judicial custody till 6 July," an official said, IANS reports.

On Sunday, director of "Peepli Live" and wife of Farooqui claimed that the rape charges against him are manipulated and not true.

"The complaint is manipulated and false. We don't want to make any further comments on the matter because the case is under investigation. We will wait for the court's decision where the actual truth of the matter will come out. In the meanwhile we are thankful for the show of support from friends, colleagues and well wishers," Anusha said in a statement.

"We are determined to fight this till the reality is presented before the people. We are very sure of it," she said, ABP Live reports.

She stated that Farooqui presented himself at the police station as soon as he heard about the complaint registered against him. He was then taken into custody.