Actor Shiney Ahuja of ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ fame, received a severe blow in his career after he was accused of raping his maid and was then arrested in 2009. Now he is skeptical about filmmakers approaching him for their future projects.
The ‘Gangster’ actor was sentenced to seven years in prison by a Mumbai fast track court for raping his maid in 2009. In 2010,the victim while being cross-examined at the fast-track court and then she mentioned that Shiney did not rape her. He is currently out on bail after challenging the sentence in the Bombay High Court.
After a gap of three years he is making a comeback in Bollywood with Bharat Shah’s horror flick, ‘Ghost’. When asked whether he would be able to score again in Bollywood, he said, , “I don’t know if anybody will call me…may be somebody will. I am waiting for the film to release. I would approach people whom I am in touch with like Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Basu and few others and love to work with them.”
He also said that the people with whom he has worked, such as Anurag Basu, Sudhir Mishra, know him well and he does not know what he would have done if he did not have Bharat Shah’s ‘Ghost’ with him.
In ‘Ghost’, Shiney shares the screen space with actress, Sayali Bhagat. The film is made by producer-turned director Puja Jatinder Bedi. There were reports stating that even director Puja and co-actress Sayali made allegations of sexual harassment against Shiney. However, Sayali later clarified that nothing of that sort happened.
During this whole phase, Shiney was very worried about his sixty year old father. He was concerned if something happens to his father after reading anything written about Shiney on newspapers.