A court in New Delhi on Saturday held Mahmood Farooqui, who is best known as co-director of the 2010 Hindi film "Peepli Live", guilty of raping an American woman.
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain convicted Farooqui under rape charges and fixed August 2 for hearing arguments on quantum of sentence.
Following the verdict, Farooqi who was out on bail currently, was immediately taken into custody, says a Times of India report.
Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman from Columbia University on March 28, while she was in India for research on her doctoral thesis.
The woman stood by her complaint during her deposition as a prosecution witness in the court. She alleged that Farooqi had raped her and then later apologized through a series of emails exchanged between them.
Farooqui has denied the allegations, saying he was falsely implicated.
(With IANS inputs)