Shiney Ahuja, the disgraced actor, who is in police custody for the alleged rape of his maid servant, is going to add more woes to Bollywood, which is already struggling due to the ongoing economic recession and the recently fight between the film producers and the distributors. The films he has signed are surely going to suffer if he is convicted in the rape case.
About Rs.10 to 12 crores are ridding on Shiney Ahuja. He has four films on hand namely Jahnu Barua"s Har Pal with Preity Zinta, Anurag Chaudhary"s Accident with Soha Ali Khan, Vinod Pande"s Chalu Movies Inc. and an international project Silver Cord with Val Kilmer. Amongst these films, Accident and Chalu Movies, which have gone to the floors, will be affected the most.
The shooting of the film Har Pal is completed but the incident could have negative impact at the box office. Accident is said to be 90 percent complete and the rest of the shooting is mostly with Soha Ali Khan. So, it would not be affected badly. However, Chalu Movies shooting has to be re-scheduled based on Shiney's dates.
In spite of the unfortunate incident, director Sudhir Mishra is keen to cast Shiney and Chitrangada Singh in his next film, which would go to the floors once he completes the film with Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Considering the fact that only Rs.10 to 12 crores are ridding on Shiney, it is more of a setback for the actor as a person and professional than to the film industry. It looks like his career in Bollywood is at stake!