Bollywood actor Govinda has approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a 1997 defamation case registered against him in the then undivided state of Bihar.
According to the complaint, the actor in one of the songs in his movie "Chote Sarkar" allegedly made a defamatory reference to the state of Bihar.
Govinda knocked the doors of the high court apprehending arrest in the case since a magistrate court at Pakur in Jharkhand had recently issued a proclamation notice directing him to appear before it on the next date of hearing on March 6.
Apart from Govinda, the case is also lodged against the musician, lyricist and others. The complaint was filed by a lawyer there.
Govinda's lawyer today argued before the high court that the case was mala fide and that the accusations were made to humiliate the actor.
The high court is likely to pass its order on the anticipatory bail plea on Friday.