Even as Shiney Ahuja’s appeal to the Mumbai High Court ispending hearing, his difficulties seem to be growing. The critically acclaimedactor, who had to spend time in jail after being accused of raping his housemaid (a charge he has constantly denied), is shocked by an advertisement rolledout by Micromax Mobile, this week. The said advertisement, tagged as the ‘Baicommercial’, tries to take a humorous dig at the Bollywood star out on bail.
The advertisement, which is said to have been madeespecially for the Diwali season, has infuriated Shiney, who has sought legalaction on the mobile company.
Conforming this, the actor’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar said, “Shineyhas sent a legal notice to the mobile company as the advertisement amounts to willfulcharacter assassination”.
“As we know, Shiney had challenged his conviction and theMumbai High Court has admitted his appeal, which is currently pending hearing.For the mobile company to air such a commercial influencing public opinion whenShiney’s appeal is pending hearing, is equivalent to contempt of Court,” headded.
Shiney, who is best known for his films Hazaaron KhwaisheinAisi, Sins, Life In A Metro, Woh Lamhe, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Gangster, is expectedto be back in action with the release of his upcoming movies Ek Accident,Ghost, Chaloo Movie and Har Pall.