21/06/2015 2:12 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Mahmood Farooqui, Peepli Live Co-Director, Arrested On Rape Charges

Indian Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan (L), writer and directors Anusha Rizvi (C) and Mahmood Farooqui (R) attend a promotional event for the new film' Peepli Live', in New Delhi on July 7, 2010. Khan produced the Bollywood film 'Peepli Live', written and directed by Anusha Rizvi and is scheduled to be relased on August 13. AFP PHOTO/Manan Vatsyayana (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mahmood Farooqui, who co-directed Peepli Live with wife Anusha Rizvi, was arrested by the Delhi Police after an American woman filed a complaint accusing him of rape.

The complaint was filed June 19 in south Delhi's New Friends Colony police station. The police arrested Farooqui under IPC 376, and subsequently a local court sent him to six days of judicial custody.

Peepli Live was produced by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in 2010, and the satirical comedy had released to critical acclaim.

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