Actor Sanjay Dutt appeared before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate court on Monday after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him in an alleged threat calls case filed by film producer Shakeel Noorani. The actor was granted bail on a surety of Rs 10,000.
The warrant was issued after Dutt failed to appear before the court, Nooranis lawyer Neeraj Gupta said.
Film producer Noorani had alleged that Dutt,who was shooting for his film Jaan Ki Baazi,had allegedly withdrawn mid-way through the film and hadnt returned the signing amount of Rs 50 lakh. Noorani moved the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPAA) which had directed Dutt to pay the producer over Rs 2 crore for losses incurred. When Dutt failed to pay up,Noorani moved the Bombay High Court. Noorani has alleged that soon after,he started getting threat calls asking him to withdraw the case.
On Monday,Dutt sought exemption from appearing before the court which was not granted. After the court rejected his plea,a non-bailable warrant was issued. Dutt came to the court and got the warrant cancelled, Dutts lawyer Rizwan Merchant said.