Actress Preeti Jaiin had lodged a private complaint last year alleging that Bhandarkar raped her on several occasions by promising her a role in his upcoming film.
The Andheri metropolitan court issued process against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar directing him to face the trial. Bhandarkar then challenged the lower court’s order before the High Court.
Justice R C Chavan of the Bombay High Court today refused to stay the process issued against Bhandarkar by the lower court. The director is now planning to go to the Supreme Court.