Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court dismisses plea against Peepli Live co-director Farooqui’s acquittal in rape case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by a US researcher challenging the Delhi High Court verdict acquitting Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case. The apex court rejected the plea filed by the 30-year-old woman, saying it would not interfere with the high court’s verdict which is a “well-written judgement”.

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    Mahmood Farooqui found guilty of raping an American woman

    Last year, on September 9, the Delhi’s Saket court had begun the trial against Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of Aamir Khan Production’s Peepli (Live) . The reason for Mahmood Farooqui’s trial was that he had allegedly raped a 35 year old American woman in the year 2015. Mahmood Farooqui, who happens to be a proponent of the old art of Urdu storytelling called ‘Dastangoi’, had been accused of raping the 35 year

  • Farooqui forced himself upon US researcher, says common friend

    New Delhi : ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui had forced himself upon the American researcher, a common friend of the woman who had introduced her to the film maker, claimed before a Delhi court.

  •  Talking heads – Portrayal of Fourth Estate

    The hit movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan has an interesting character called Chand Nawab, a small time television reporter in Pakistan, who is not taken seriously by channel editors. But how members of the fourth estate are portrayed in Bollywood in general? SHOMA A. CHATTERJI takes a look.

  • ‘Peepli Live co-director forced himself on me’

    New Delhi : A 35-year-old American researcher on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Bollywood movie Peepli Live’s co-director Mahmood Farooqui had allegedly forced him upon her in an inebriated state after inviting her for dinner at his residence.

  • Another BANDIT QUEEN?

    Actor Sandeep Yadav, who has acted in several films and TV shows including Aamir Khan’s ‘Peepli Live’ and Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuh’, has interesting new plans up his sleeve… He is now set to direct a film on the life of a woman dacoit. Yadav has even been location-hunting for the same in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh. He conducted a recce at locations between the Chambal and Yamuna rivers. He is said