Rape-accused actor Shiney Ahuja, who has been sitting at home without job since his arrest, has finally landed a role in Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back.
In a recent interview, Shiney expressed his happiness on finally finding a job in the movie industry.
“Welcome Back happened just like that. Shahid from Anees bhai’s (director Anees Bazmee) office came over to tell me that he wanted me to do his film and suggested that I meet him. We drove down to Firoz’s (producer Firoz Nadiadwala) house where I met both him and Anees. A few years ago, my life had changed in just two hours. It changed again, in two hours. Anees and Firoz have brought happiness back into my life.”
Talking about how his co-stars reacted on seeing him on the sets of Welcome Back, Shiney said, “Anil Kapoor and I were on the same flight. He hugged me and said, “Welcome back, listen, you gotta rock now. You need to start concentrating on your acting again.” In Dubai, John Abraham and Nana Patekar have been friendly, and Naseeruddin Shah hugged me so tightly that it said it all. Anees too is very encouraging. Everyone can’t be demonstrative, but they are all trying to make me feel at home.”