Preity on Abbas Tyrewala’s case

Preity Zinta says Abbas Tyrewala never worked for Ishkq In Paris. She plans to take strict action against the filmmaker for damaging her goodwill.

Preity Zinta might have failed to appear repeatedly before a Mumbai court that eventually ordered a non-bailable arrest warrant against her, but she made sure to present her side of the story.

Scriptwriter and filmmaker Abbas Tyrewala had knocked the court with a bounced cheque of over Rs 18 lakh which the actor allegedly gave him in lieu of dialogues he wrote for her debut production venture Ishkq In Paris. However, the 38-year-old actor has rubbished Tyrewala’s claims. According to her, he is lying simply because he never worked for her film. “He has lied and deposited a cheque that was supposed to be used only if he did work for us which he did not do. Neither did he sign any paper work nor did he do any work but took a cheque that was not meant to be taken. So we did stop payment and now he claims it to be bounced,” she clarified.

The actor claimed that all the members of the cast and crew were duly paid on time. “Every single person that has worked for us has been paid but I cannot pay someone for work he has not done.

He abused my goodwill and took a cheque which was supposed to be used only if he did work for us. I did not register a case of a stolen cheque as I did not want to embarrass him but now the matter is in court and its all there for anyone to see. If he has any proof of any paper work he has or any work he has done, he is most welcome to claim a payment,” she said.

Zinta asserted that a celebrity cannot be easy targets. “Just because I am a celebrity does no mean that I can be blackmailed.

We have proof which we have submitted in the court,” she said. She plans to take strict action against Tyrewala for damaging her reputation. “We will take appropriate action against him now that he has escalated the matter and gone to court and involved the media for publicity. I am not stupid to endanger myself by getting a cheque bounced,” she said.



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