Preeti Jain’s case hearing deferred till 14 November
Mumbai: The court hearing on actress Preeti Jain’s rape case has been postponed to 14 November. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was accused by starlet Preeti Jain of asking her for sexual favours in return of film roles.
Earlier on 19 September, the National Award winning director was summoned by the Andheri Railway Mobile Court to appear in front of the magistrate on October 18 and file his statement regarding the case.
In July 2004, Preeti created a sensation after she accused Bhandarkar of rape on the pretext of giving her a lead role in his film.
Preeti also alleged that Madhur had promised her marriage as well as roles in films.
In a statement issued at that time, Preeti had said, “We had sex 16 times and Madhur made promises of giving me a lead role in his films. However, he didn`t offer me a lead role in any of his movies. At times when I refused, he raped me.”
Drama unfolded when Preeti was arrested in 2005 for hiring a contract killer to murder Bhadarkar.
In January 2006, police requested the court to dismiss the case against Bhandarkar as they had found Preeti`s allegations to be false.