Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced actress Preeti Jain to three-year imprisonment on charges of conspiring to get film director Madhur Bhandarkar killed.
Preeti Jain has appealed to suspend the sentence to move the Bombay high court.
In July 2004, Preeti had lodged a complaint with the Versova Police against Madhur alleging he had raped her 16 times between 1999 and 2004 under the pretext of casting her as actress in his films. In a statement issued then, Preeti had said, “We had sex 16 times and Madhur made promises of giving me a lead role in his films. However, he didn`t offer me a lead role in any of his movies. At times when I refused, he raped me.”
The Supreme Court had quashed the rape charges against Bhadarkar. Preeti Jain was arrested in 2005 for hiring a contract killer to murder Bhadarkar.