Writer and director Abbas Tyrelwala had a filed a case against Preity Zinta for not honouring a payment of Rs. 18 lacs for writing the dialogues of her movie – Ishkq In Paris. But the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai acquitted the actress of the charges levied by Abbas yesterday. As per a report on Indian Express, Abbas was due to be paid Rs 18.9 lacs if his dialogues (which were meant as a voiceover) were used in the film. According to Preity’s lawyer, Abbas was given a blank cheque with instructions to encash it only if he delivered the assignment on time and if his work was incorporated in the movie. But the writer instead filed a case of dishounourng a cheque, which, Preity’s lawyer alleges, was faulty –
The notice was faulty, it named my client as an accused in her capacity as a partner with the firm. But the complaint only named her and not the company. On the date the cheque was issued, there was no liability on the actor for it.
This is definitely a relief for Preity, whose movie bombed at the box-office and she had to incur heavy losses because of it.