Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, who vanished from the film industry after he was accused of rape by his former domestic help, will now be seen in Anees Bazmi’s ‘Welcome Back’.
Confirming the news, Shiney told, “Yes, I am a part of ‘Welcome Back’. I got a call from Anees sir’s casting director and he briefed me about my role. It’s a comedy film and I come in the second half of the film.”
The actor will start shooting in Dubai soon for the film.
“This role is different and I have not played (such a role) earlier,” he added.
‘Welcome Back’ which comprises of an ensemble cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, John Abraham, Shruti Hassan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal has already finished with the first schedule of shooting in Dubai.
Shiney says his family is relieved that he is getting work.
“I can’t tell you how happy my family is. In fact, they are relieved. I don’t know about a comeback, but I am grateful to god,” he added.
Shiney was last seen in a horror film ‘Ghost’, which had a very poor response at the box-office.
The actor had earlier spent nearly five months behind bars for the rape accusition.