Rape charges against Madhur Bhandarkar dropped after 9 yrs

By Hindustan Times

The Supreme Court has rejected charges of rape against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar nine years after the case was filed. The Heroine director had appealed to the apex court, claiming that the case had not been investigated through the proper procedure.

Jain had accused the renowned director of raping her on the pretext of casting her in one of his upcoming films. Bhandarkar, however, alleged that only the victim's statements had been taken on record in court, CNN-IBN reported.

Now, Jain too has reportedly withdrawn the case, declaring that she is no longer interested in pursuing the case because of it dragging over the last nine years.

The Case Timeline

July 2004: Preeti Jain had lodged a complaint agai