Kumar allegedly filmed the rape
Mumbai Police have registered a rape case against T-Series Managing Director Bhushan Kumar.
This comes after a 30-year-old woman accused him of raping her on the pretext of giving her a job.
However, Kumar has denied the allegations, accusing the woman of extortion.
The case was registered on July 15, 2021, at DN Nagar Police Station in Andheri (West) by the woman, who is an aspiring actress.
According to the complaint, the woman has known Kumar since 2017 and has accused him of raping her several times between 2017 and 2020.
The woman alleged that she met Kumar at a Mumbai hotel in September 2017, when he gave her his contact details.
She also claimed that Kumar called her to his bungalow on October 14, 2017, where he raped her.
Kumar allegedly filmed the rape and threatened to make the video public if she went to the police.
The woman said she did not file a complaint because she was frightened.
Senior Inspector Milind Kurde said:
“We have registered a case under sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.”
Bhushan Kumar’s team has now issued a statement, calling the allegations “completely false”.
They said the woman “has already worked for T-Series banner in Film and music videos”.
The statement said: “The complaint filed against Mr Bhushan Kumar is completely false and malicious and the contents of the same are denied.
“It has been falsely alleged that the lady in question was sexually exploited between 2017 to 2020 on the pretext of giving her work.”
According to the statement, the woman approached Kumar in March 2021, asking for help to produce a web series.
The statement continued: “Thereafter, in June 2021 after the lifting of lockdown in Maharashtra, she started approaching T-Series banner in collusion with her accomplice demanding a huge sum of money as extortion amount.
“Consequently, a complaint was filed by T-Series banner against the attempted extortion with the Amboli police station on 1st July 2021.
“We also have evidence in the form of audio recording for the extortion attempt and the same shall be provided to investigating agency.
“The present complaint filed by her is nothing but a counterblast to the complaint filed against her and her accomplice for the offence of extortion.”
Previously, another woman had accused Bhushan Kumar of asking her for sexual favours in exchange for a three-movie contract.
During the height of India’s #MeToo movement, the woman took to Twitter and claimed that Kumar invited her to his bungalow and asked her for sexual favours in exchange for a film contract.
When she resisted his advances, Kumar allegedly threatened to ruin her career.
Kumar dismissed the allegations, however, the woman did not file a complaint.