Actress accuses ‘Chennai Express’ producer Karim Morani of rape, asks how actors like SRK work with him?

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The #MeToo storm has shaken up Bollywood. With every passing minute, a new name is making its debut on the list of accused. Now producer Karim Morani who has films like ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Ra.One’ and ‘Happy New Year‘ to his credit, has been accused by a Delhi based actress of drugging and raping her. The actress opened up about her ordeal in an interview with Republic TV.

The actress in question had shifted to Mumbai in 2014 to pursue her acting dream. She knew the Morani family and during a function at his house, she went through an unfortunate experience. Narrating her ordeal she told in the interview, “Morani came home around 7pm with a bottle of wine. I didn’t drink but he forced me to drink. Next thing I know, I wake up at 4am. I was numb and shocked. Physically and mentally, I was in a state of shock. Karim was not there. I saw there were marks on my body when I woke up. I found the courage and called him next day. I confronted him and asked him – what did you do to me? I told him I’d call his wife and brother. He just laughed over the phone. Can’t forget that laughter. I felt helpless. I was 21.”

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The actress also said that not only Morani violated her but also blackmailed to leak her nude pictures and show them to her family as well. Morani assaulted her on more than one occasion. Criticising why the industry people are still working with Morani, she further said, “I don’t know how SRK could work with him. I don’t want to drag SRK into this but how can such an icon work with this 2G accused and support a man like this. Nobody spoke out about me or backed me up. How can top actors like SRK work with him?” 

The survivor has already filed a complaint against Morani but he is out on bail.

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