Indore : Bollywood actress Himani Shivpuri appeared in a local court here on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued against her for not turning up for hearing in a cheating case despite repeated summons.
However, hearing in the case could not be held on Thursday as judge Narsingh Baghel was on leave. The next hearing has been set for February 9.
On a complaint of an Indore-based movie director Mohammand Ali, Vijay Nagar police had registered a case against the actress under Section 420, 506 and 294 of the IPC on the directives of a lower court.
In the complaint, Ali alleged that the veteran actress had entered into an agreement with him to act in two of his movies, on March 22, 2011 for Rs 25 lakh and Shivpuri was given Rs 5 lakh in advance in three installments.
Producer of the movies, M Dahek said that the actress had inflicted a huge financial loss on him by abandoning acting in his movies mid-way.
“When the director sought the advanced money back from her, she declined to refund the amount. Rather, she threatened of dire consequences if Ali would bother him,” Dahek said adding that he then moved a complaint petition on which the court directed to book her.
In August 2015, the 55-year-old actress was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh with a condition that she won’t be going aboard without prior permission from the court.
The petitioner’s advocate Vijay Dubey on Thursday said that they had moved an application before the court requesting to confiscate her passport as she did not appear in the court despite two summons.
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