Bollywood actress Preity Zinta today appeared before a lower court here and secured bail in a cheque-bounce case that she is facing on Friday.
"Preity Zinta appeared before the Metropolitan Magistrate in Andheri, which had issued a non-bailable warrant against her. The Magistrate granted her bail on a bond of Rs 20,000," said advocate Ratneshwar Jha, her lawyer.
Earlier in the day, Justice M L Tahaliyani of the High Court, while hearing Preity Zinta's petition seeking quashing of the warrant, suggested that she may appear before the Magistrate and get the warrant cancelled.
The Magistrate had issued a non-bailable warrant against Preity Zinta on September 12 as she failed to appear despite repeated summons in the cheque-bounce case filed by scriptwriter Abbas Tyrewala.
Abbas Tyrewala, who had written the script of 'Ishkq In Paris', a film produced by Preity Zinta, has alleged that a cheque of Rs 18.9 lakh, which she had given, bounced.
Magistrate issued a warrant against her as Preity Zinta did not respond to the court's summons on four occasions. According to her advocate Jha, she was unable to attend the court on previous occasions because she was abroad.