In July 2004, he was accused of rape and criminal intimidation by small time actress Preeti Jain. Jain stated that she had intercourse with Bhandarkar between 2000 and 2003 under the false pretenses of marriage and a lead role in a movie. Madhur has also been charged for threatening the aspiring model.
In September 2005, Jain was arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder. Police alleged that she paid gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli's one time aide Naresh Pardesi Rs. 75,000 to have Bhandarkar killed. She was later released on bail.
In 2009, Jain moved the Andheri court with her complaint after which the police submitted a report stating that there is no evidence of rape against the director. The trial was stayed, after which Preeti moved a local court in Mumbai.
On 5 November 2012, the Supreme Court quashed all charges against Madhur Bhandarkar, as Preeti no longer desired to pursue the case against him.
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