Bollywood actor Inder Kumar Saraf, arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old model on pretext of getting roles in movies, was on Saturday produced before a court which remanded him in police custody for four days.
The 40-year-old actor was produced before a Bandra magisterial court that remanded him in police custody till April 30.
Saraf was arrested on Friday after the woman, who is his girlfriend, alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her since Wednesday night at his suburban Andheri apartment before she escaped from his flat on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday after being held captive, police said.
She also claimed she had been thrashed and hit with a beer bottle by Saraf. She had burn wounds on her body indicating that the actor burnt her with cigarettes, Versova police said.
The actor has worked in Bollywood movies Wanted, Maa Tujhhe Salaam, Baaghi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Masoom, among others.
During the interrogation, Saraf, however, claimed he had consensual sex with the woman, police said.
As per the complaint from the woman on Friday, the actor was booked under sections 376 (Punishment for Rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (2)(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police said.
The actor has a troubled relationship with his wife due to which the couple are living separately in the same building.
According to police, the actor and his wife had heated arguments over several issues earlier, following which she also complained against Saraf to police.