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Tania Zaetta arrested

Australian model-actress Tania Zaetta, who was last seen in films like Salaam Namaste and Bunty Aur Babli, was arrested outside an Australian nightclub for "causing a public nuisance".

entertainment Updated: Mar 22, 2011 13:20 IST

Australian Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta was arrested on Monday for obstructing police and public nuisance over an alleged disturbance at a Queensland nightclub.

Zaetta, who recently moved back to Australia after several years based overseas, was detained in Surfers Paradise early Monday, the Gold Coast Bulletin said.

"It seems a 41-year-old woman from New South Wales was arrested for obstructing police and also public nuisance," a spokesman for Queensland police told AFP, without naming the woman.

According to a statement released by her management, Zaetta will "protest her innocence to the charges and strenuously defend the matters in Court".

"She looks forward to mounting her defence and to clearing this matter up through the appropriate channels," the statement said.

"Any inference or suggestion through media reports that alcohol has played any role in this matter are ludicrous and baseless."

Zaetta rose to prominence in Australia as a host of the game show Who Dares Wins, a program modelled on its British counterpart which required her to perform daredevil stunts.

More recently, she has worked on a number of Bollywood productions including the Charlie's Angels-style hit Mr Black, Mr White and one featuring Amitabh Bachchan Bunty aur Babli.

She is due to face court on April 4.