Actor Sayali Bhagat does not know how to react to reports that suggest she has a problem with actor Shiney Ahuja, her co-star in her upcoming flick, Ghost, directed by Puja Bedi
Bhagat, 27, denies rumours that Shiney misbehaved with her on the sets. Ghost is Shiney’s first film since he was accused of raping his domestic help in 2009.
“I have never said that Shiney misbehaved with me. In fact, I didn’t know about these reports at all. Shiney’s wife (Anupam) sent me an SMS saying, ‘I can’t believe you said that.’ I didn’t reply to that message. I didn’t know what it was about.”
In fact, Bhagat says that she was surprised when she was asked to do the promotional shoot of the film separately from Shiney, and the two images were digitally put together later. “It was weird because both of us were available to shoot together. When I came in, I was asked to wait for a bit as Shiney was shooting. So, I presumed that these were different shoots. However, later I learnt that the shoot was not supposed to be done together.”
The actor also says that she has never judged Ahuja. “Acting is his bread and butter. Why take it away from him? The film really needed Shiney. Plus, there are always so many reports circulating. I have been victimised too,” she rues.
Bhagat, who debuted in The Train in 2007, says that navigating the film industry often becomes difficult for her because she is not any stars’ arm candy.
“I am no star girlfriend or star daughter. I cannot talk about my relationship or my star family. I continue to work on my merit. Be it The Train, Jail or Halla Bol, I have been fortunate enough to work with some wonderful filmmakers. But I still have to earn my audience,” says the actor, who is working on Rajdhani with tennis player Leander Paes, and an English film, The End Of Bandit Queen.