The #MeToo movement that has gained traction in India has brought into open horrific details of sexual harassment happening in different fields. Now, a Delhi-based aspiring actor, a rape survivor, has spoken out for the first time about the ordeal she faced, exposing the rot, running deep in the Bollywood industry. The survivor recounted the horror for the first time on television and exposed top Bollywood producer and a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan, Karim Morani. Morani, who is known for backing films like 'Chennai Express' and 'Ra.One' is facing rape charge and is currently out on bail. The survivor had arrived in Mumbai spent most of her time with the Morani family as she knew them before coming to the city. Karim Morani allegedly abused her for the first time in 2015, after he spiked her drink. He had also clicked pictures of her without consent and would later blackmail to circulate them if she revealed the details to anyone.
While speaking to Republic TV, she recalled the incident that happened in Hyderabad on September 12, 2015, months after she was first abused by Morani. She said, “He calls me and says I want you to come over here. I said I cannot as I had my family over. He threatened me that he would circulate the pictures and send it to my family. I lied and had to go for a day and I went. He did not let me get out of the room and sneaked me in. It was on the top floor and the rooms were not aligned, it was always like zig zag. He told me the opposite side was Shah Rukh and the other side was Varun Dhawan and there was Rohit Shetty on the other side."
When the reporter, reaffirmed the presence of the cast of 'Dilwale' in the hotel, she said, "Yes, they were all in the hotel. But the problem is I think they were all shooting and I would not know what time they came. Even the food he would just order in the room.”
Talking further about Karim Morani's close association with Shah Rukh Khan, the survivor said, “I do not know how Shah Rukh Khan can work with him. I do not to intend to drag him in. But how can anyone work with someone who has underworld links and is connected to the 2G scam.”
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