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Non bailable warrant against Preity Zinta in a cheque-bounce case

An Andheri court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Preity Zinta in a cheque-bounce case. Zinta has been going through a rough patch ever since her first production venture, ‘Ishkq in Paris’, bombed at the box office landing the actress in huge debts. Abbas Tyrewala, who was commissioned to write the dialogues for the film filed a case against her after a cheque worth Rs 18.9 lakh bounced.

The warrant was issued after Zinta failed to mark her presence in court in spite of repeated orders. She was slapped fines worth Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,000 for failing to appear before the concerned magistrate on two occasions.

The warrant was issued in spite of Zinta’s advocate, Ratneshwar Jha’s application stating that Zinta was not in town. Talking to TOI, he levelled a string of allegations against Tyrewala. “They did not deliver on time. The dialogues were to be submitted within three days, which was not done. In fact even when it was handed over, it was not up to the mark and couldn’t be used in the film. As far as the cheque is concerned, it was collected from our office and not given by Preity. Even the date on the cheque was filled by Tyrewala.

“Preity is not in Mumbai. I will challenge the magistrate courts order in the Bombay High Court,” he said. When contacted, Tyrewala refused to comment.


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