By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, July 20, 2007
Shiney says he is making good on a pact formed with Shivdasani seven years ago. There have been several reports about Shiney Ahuja having misbehaved on the sets of Kunal Shivdasani's film Hijack, but few know that Kunal is one of Shiney's closest friends.
Talking to us from Mauritius, where he is currently shooting for Hijack, Shiney says, "People are talking about me throwing attitude and asking for larger vans, but I can never do that. I am doing Hijack for Kunal. We go back seven years and he's my only friend in Mumbai. Hijack is my present to him. When we became friends we made a pact that whoever became successful first would launch the other in his film. I'm closer to this film than people realise. Kunal and I developed the script together."
Shiney adds that someone from the Hijack unit is spreading these rumours about him. "It's a figment of one person's imagination that I am being difficult. The only thing that I insist upon is a good script. Everything else is unimportant. These are petty issues to get a reaction out of me for. I am even said to be demanding special food as I am very fussy," says Shiney, grinning.
"I always carry my own food with me. I only eat ghar ka khana as I like food with less salt, oil and spice. That's why my cook always travels with me," he says. Shiney says he is aware about who is spreading these tales against him, but adds, "I don't want to give him importance. This guy was thrown out from his previous film too.
He added, "I have never lost my temper on the set or screamed at one anyone, but yes, I have low tolerance towards those who don't come on the sets with a positive attitude or don't want to work. You are where you are because of your hard work. I am very sincere towards my work and expect others to be too." Shiney and Kunal have been chilling out on the beach on a break from shooting.
Says Shiney, "Mauritius is a beautiful place. There are lots of water sports though I haven't got around to indulging in. We've got a break after seven days so we have no energy to do anything today. We are just chilling on the beach and fooling around. Hijack has been one of the best experiences so far. I have never felt so comfortable on a set."
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