Shiney Ahuja, who was last seen in Ghost (2012), is returning to Bollywood with Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back.
Initially, Shiney had approached the Bhatts for work. But three directors from the production house-Vikram Bhatt, Mohit Suri and Karan Dara-expressed reservations about having the actor on board as the rape case against him is still in court (February 28, 2014). Eventually, producer Firoz Nadiadwala came to his rescue and cast him in the Welcome sequel.
Shiney plays Naseeruddin Shah’s son in his comeback film. Confirming this, Bazmee said, “It took a long time to cast the character of the don’s son.Shiney agreed almost instantly, I wanted someone who would look like Naseer with makeup. When you see the film you will know that he has not been miscast.”
He added, “Shiney is immensely respectful towards Naseer. It is heartwarming to see him working so hard to prove a point. I am really glad that he is a part of the film.”