Life’s getting back to normal: Shiney Ahuja

  • Neha Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2012 13:20 IST
  • Shiney Ahuja returns to Bollywood after three years with horror flick Ghost, also starring Sayali Bhagat. The film marks B-Town debut of Russian actor Julia Bliss.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Shiney Ahuja returns to Bollywood after three years with horror flick Ghost, also starring Sayali Bhagat. The film marks B-Town debut of Russian actor Julia Bliss.

  • Ghost is a horror film revolving around a love story.

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    Ghost is a horror film revolving around a love story.

  • The censor board has asked the director to edit 4-5 gory scenes.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    The censor board has asked the director to edit 4-5 gory scenes.

  • "The censor board cut one of the most important scenes in my film. It

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    "The censor board cut one of the most important scenes in my film. It's a scene where the ghost gets crucified like Jesus Christ. The scene was very pivotal for the...

  • Shiney Ahuja is also part of Jahnu Barua

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    Shiney Ahuja is also part of Jahnu Barua's Har Pal, which features Preity Zinta, Issha Koppikar and Dharmendra. But the film has been in trouble since the actor's rape...

  • Shiney Ahuja and Sayali Bhagat are starring for the first time together.

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    Shiney Ahuja and Sayali Bhagat are starring for the first time together.

  • Shiney Ahuja has starred in films like Gangster - A Love Story, Woh Lamhe, Life In A...Metro, and Khoya Khoya Chand.

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    Shiney Ahuja has starred in films like Gangster - A Love Story, Woh Lamhe, Life In A...Metro, and Khoya Khoya Chand.

  • Shiney Ahuja had a good start in Bollywood with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2005, for which he also bagged the Filmfare Award for best male debut.

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    Shiney Ahuja had a good start in Bollywood with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2005, for which he also bagged the Filmfare Award for best male debut.

  • In 2009, Shiney Ahuja

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    In 2009, Shiney Ahuja's maid accused him of raping her. Shiney is facing a trial for the same.

  • Sayali Bhagat accused Shiney Ahuja of sexually molesting her during the shoot.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Sayali Bhagat accused Shiney Ahuja of sexually molesting her during the shoot.

  • Shiney Ahuja hopes Ghost will resurrect his career.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Shiney Ahuja hopes Ghost will resurrect his career.

  • The movie hits screens on January 13.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    The movie hits screens on January 13.

  • Ghost is touted as one of the scariest flicks in B-Town.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Ghost is touted as one of the scariest flicks in B-Town.

  • Julia Bliss plays the role of a girl possessed by a spirit.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Julia Bliss plays the role of a girl possessed by a spirit.

  • Russian actor Julia Bliss will sport a bikini in the film.

    SNEAK PEEK: Ghost

    Russian actor Julia Bliss will sport a bikini in the film.

  • It

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    It's written and directed by Puja Jatinder Bedi.

The last two years have been difficult for actor Shiney Ahuja and his family, but they are now moving on.

With his film Ghost opening today, the family will now file an application in the Mumbai High Court for an early hearing of their appeal in the rape case that Shiney was convicted in.

His wife, Anupam, says, “In the normal course, it can take several months or years. We would not like to wait that long.”

Shiney, 37, who is currently out on bail, adds, “The trial has to come. I know I am innocent. I have faith in God. I have faith that the person sitting there is also God’s person.”

The actor was sentenced to seven years imprisonment last year for allegedly raping his domestic help in 2009.

The family says that they were shocked that the judgment was against Shiney despite the fact that the complainant had turned hostile during the trial.

The actor’s Noida-based father Suraj Ahuja, speaking on the episode for the first time, says, “I was completely lost, shattered, broken ... I didn’t know what to do... but lots of fans sent us letters for support, giving us instances from the case that could prove Shiney was innocent.”

And what about those who did not stand by them?

“They don’t know us personally and got carried away. I don’t blame them. As a father, I don’t even want my enemy to suffer how I did,” he says.

Shiney says he is learning to get on with life “When I went out in Delhi, people came and hugged me and said that never for once did they believe I was guilty.”

Adds Anupam, “It is tremendous and feels really nice that he is coming back to the silver screen. We are on our way to normaly again.”

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