Co-director of Peepli (Live),  Mahmood Farooqui,  has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a US-based woman around three months ago.

The woman, a 30-year-old research scholar of Indian origin, approached the Delhi Police along with a senior official of the US Embassy on Friday to file an FIR. Farooqui was called in for questioning on Saturday, and was subsequently arrested and produced in court, which sent him to 14 days judicial custody.

The woman has recorded her statement under Section 164 CrPC before a magistrate.

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anushaAnusha Rizvi, the celebrated director of Peepli [Live], is adapting  Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh and The Free Man by  Aman Sethi (Times of India)

After Peepli [Live], Anusha Rizvi and her husband Mahmood Farooqui had announced another film, Opium, based on the novel Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.

Anusha told The Time of India that the script has been ready but they are still looking for financiers to back the project.