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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 September 2005, 16:35 GMT 17:35 UK
Actress charged with conspiracy
An aspiring Indian actress in Mumbai (Bombay) has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder the Bollywood film maker, Madhur Bhandarkar.

Police also arrested a man who they believe was given money by the actress, Priti Jain, to carry out the killing.

Last year, Miss Jain alleged she had been raped by Mr Bhandarkar, a charge the filmmaker denied. Police found no evidence to back up the allegation.

A BBC correspondent in Mumbai says Mr Bhandarkar was unavailable for comment.

But his friends reported that he was shocked at the development and was not aware of any conspiracy.



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