Shiney Ahuja, who is currently put up in a secret location in Delhi, will resume shooting later this month in Delhi. He will complete the last schedule for Pritish Nandy Communications' Ek Accident, which was stalled due to his arrest. Ek Accident, directed by Abhijit Chaudhiri, also stars Soha Ali Khan and Juhi Chawla. PNC is shooting in a hush-hush location as they don't want Shiney to be hounded by the media. This will be first appearance on a shoot after his release.
Says a source from the unit, "We have finished almost 95 per cent of the film. Now only three days of shooting is left with Shiney, after which the film wraps up. Recently, we finished some portions in Mumbai with Soha and Juhi in Mumbai. As Shiney can't shoot in Mumbai we will complete his scenes in Delhi. Originally, we would have shot in Goa and Mumbai but he is not permitted to be in the city."
The unit member adds, "Initially, when the news of Shiney came out, Soha told producer Rangita Nandy and told her she didn't want to do the film and Rangita had to convince her to agree to shoot with Ahuja. Soha will be coming face-to-face with her co-star on the first day of shooting and the producers are jittery. It's a tense situation and they fear anything can happen. They just want the shoot to get completed."
The source feels Shiney has become a humbler man after the whole incident. "Gone is the arrogant know-it-all, and he has been replaced by a quieter, more subdued man." PNC's creative director and producer Rangita Nandy says, "It's true that we have some filming left on Ek Accident and intend to complete it as soon as permissible."
Shiney was arrested on July 2nd for allegedly raping his maid and was released on October 3. In the first poster of Ek Accident, producers PNC are playing it safe. They haven't featured either Soha's or Shiney's face in it. They will judge the situation and in the future, posters take a final call if they want to show their lead artist's faces or not. Since there is a child in the film, he is part of the first teaser poster. Says Rangita, "It's a teaser poster. All horror film promos start their campaigns with strong teaser visuals. When the campaign opens up, it will feature the necessary actors."
Ek Accident is about a young couple, Aakshat and Nirja, who return from Silicon Valley to set up a quiet residence in a lonely bungalow. As they start settling in their new home, Nirja is rattled by the unexplainable apparitions that hide in the dark corners of the bungalow. She loses all control and has to be hospitalised. And then, she figures that the apparitions are not hidden in the bungalow. The center of her chaotic struggle is not with a ghost but with her and Aakshat's relationship. And it is then that Aakshat breaks down. The apparitions re-appear in front of him. But this time, are the apparitions in his head or actually in the bungalow?