|A weeping Shiney Ahuja after hearing the court verdict of seven-year jail term does cut a sorry figure. But he is apparently a better actor than given credit for.
Skeletons have begun to tumble out of Shiney Ahuja’s closet. The director and female actors of the upcoming film Mary Magdalene, starring Shiney in lead role, have stories galore to tell about Shiney’s lecherous and womanizing ways on the film’s sets. They have revealed them all to a Mumbai tabloid.
For starters, director Puja Jatinder Bedi says Shiney tried to get fresh with her many times. He would often insist of discussing the scenes in his private room and if there were any crewmembers around he would send them away, Bedi says. Once Shiney even tried to hug her, but she sternly refused.
Shiney also made passes at his female co-star Sayali Bhagat. The actress herself says that Shiney insisted on holding her hand and having a chat before an intimate scene to “feel the energy and warmth”. Bhagat says Shiney not only held her hand but also took her to a corner and talked about how he shot intimate scenes with other female co-stars like Shilpa Shetty (in Metro) and Kangana Ranaut (Gangster).
Moreover, one day Shiney went missing with his make-up woman. When the director called him, he said he was taking her to a hospital as she wasn’t feeling well.
Not just that, Puja Jatinder Bedi says Shiney also cozied up with a Russian girl with whom he has a kissing scene in the film.
If that isn’t enough, the director says Shiney disappeared with a 17-year-old female extra on the last day of the film’s shoot.
The director alleges that Shiney’s womanizing ways not just delayed the shoots, but also increased the production costs. She says Shiney betrayed their trust even when they chose to work with him despite the fact that he was facing rape charges.
Shiney is presently in jail for raping his maid.