Tall, handsome and a dynamic actor Shiney Ahuja who proved his mettle as an actor of substance in Sudhir Mishra's critically-acclaimed HAZAARON KHWAISHEIN AISI (2005) and later gave multiple super hit films like GANGSTER, LIFE IN A METRO, BHOOL BHULAIYYA etc, was left struggling to face camera when he made his comeback in his upcoming action comedy WELCOME BACK.
Confiding his inability to face the camera Shiney Ahuja, speaking to a national daily informed, “Last year when Anees Bazmee showed trust in my talent and offered me a cameo in WELCOME BACK, I was obliged but on the day of shooting I struggled to face the camera. That’s when Anilji (Anil Kapoor) hugged him and boosting my confidence said, ‘Welcome back, my boy.’ His soothing words brought tears to my eyes and gave me courage to give my best shot.”
Shiney Ahuja plays the role of Honey, a wayward son of a wealthy underworld don played by Naseerudin Shah in WELCOME BACK. However Shiney enlightens, “Though I play a rowdy character of Honey but I not like Honey in real life. I am an army man's son and we fauji kids are not spoilt brats".
Clearing rumors about his absence during the promoting of the film he said, “I could attend the promotion of the film because I was busy with my family settled in London but sadly the media misunderstood and wrote all sort of rubbish.”
It may be noted that Shiney Ahuja, who fetched the coveted Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his sensitive performance in HAZAARON KHWAISHEIN AISI (2005), is making a comeback in Anees Bazmee's WELCOME BACK, after six years after he was allegedly framed for raping his domestic servant in 2009.