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.