The Supreme Court has stayed criminal proceedings against Madhur Bhandarkar in an alleged Preeti Jain rape case.
In July 2004, Preeti Jain (a struggling actress) created news after she accused Madhur Bhandarkar of rape. Preeti said that she slept with Madhur from 1999-2004 as he promised her a role in his films.
She later said that they had sex 16 times and Madhur made promises of giving her a lead role in his films. She added that Mr Bhandarkar also promised that he will marry her.
Reportedly, Preeti Jain was arrested, by the police, in September 2005 after she hired a contract killer for Rs.70,000 to murder Madhur Bhandarkar.
In November last year, the Bombay High Court had granted bail to Madhur on a bond of Rs. 30,000 and two sureties.
When a leading newspaper contacted Bhandarkar he said, "My faith in Indian Constitution and judiciary remains steadfast. And I strongly feel that truth will finally prevail!"