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We behaved with Shiney Ahuja as if nothing had happened, says Anil Kapoor

Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor said that everybody made actor Shiney Ahuja, who had been embroiled in a rape case, comfortable on the sets of Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back.The Gangster actor will be making a comeback
PTI September 01, 2015 8:23 IST
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Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor said that everybody made actor Shiney Ahuja, who had been embroiled in a rape case, comfortable on the sets of Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back.

The Gangster actor will be making a comeback with the upcoming comedy.

In June 2009, his domestic help lodged a police complaint against him, alleging rape; he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. He is currently out on bail. "I don't look at it that way. He is a good actor and has done well in the film. We all made him feel very comfortable. We never brought up the topic. We behaved as if nothing has happened. When we started working we were like professionals," Mr Kapoor told PTI.

The Dil Dhadakne Do actor would be reprising his role as Majnu bhai in Welcome Back, a sequel to 2007 hit comedy film Welcome.

"The biggest compliment is people call me Majnu bhai wherever you go. They want me to speak those lines," he said.

"Nana Patekar and I are two different faces and different kind of actors. Our chemistry has worked. It is magical when both of us are there on screen," he said.

But what about Mr Patekar's famous temper?

"I feel he is hard on the surface but internally he is very soft and an emotional guy. He is like a child," Mr Kapoor said.

The new additions to the sequel are Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, John Abraham and Shruti Haasan.

"I have worked with both of Naseeruddin and Dimple. It was fun working on the film with them. It is a comedy film so it is like having fun. You can't go and criticise these films. You have to go and enjoy such films," he added.

When asked about John, he said: "John is a cool guy. He is a fit guy. He is into body building. I am healthy and fit but I don't have big arms and muscles. I have never been a body builder."