Oz Bollywood star Tania Zaetta spared from three charges

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2012, 16:20 PM IST

Melbourne: Three charges against Australian Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta involving fund collections for her children`s charity have been dropped by the Office of Fair Trading.

She has acted in various Bollywood movies including ‘Bunty aur Babli,’ starring Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji.

The 42-year-old``s charity, Peace For The Children, was fined 50,000 dollars in November 2011 for collecting tens of thousands of dollars despite not being registered to raise funds, News.com.au reported.

Zaetta``s co-director and company founder Grant Hilton, 41, was also fined 10,000 dollars after pleading guilty to a string of charges as the director of a company and as an individual.

However, no conviction was recorded against Hilton, who represented himself on 24 charges of unlawfully applying for support for an unregistered charity.

Zaetta, the former host of TV``s Gladiators faced 15 similar charges.

Three of those were dropped in Southport Magistrates Court on Friday, but the Office of Fair Trading said it would proceed with the remaining 12 charges.

ANI