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Shiney Ahuja's rape sentence shocks B-Town

Published: Friday, April 1, 2011, 16:32 [IST]

Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment on Wednesday by a Session court. This news however, came as a shock to the B-Town celebrities. While some of them think that the verdict came as a silver lining to the case, so are very disappointed with such a great talent being wasted for 7 years behind the bars. 


Filmmaker Pritish Nandy, who recently shot the film the accident with Shiney says that it is sad to know that such a gifted young talent will be wasted behind the bars, even after the victim has withdraw all the charges against him. He added that Abhishek Kasliwal who was also accused of rape got free even after the same heinous crime. Nandy ends the statement with a shy that probably this is what one has to pay for being famous.

Actor Arshad Warsi took to the micro-blogging site to express his disappointment. The actor wrote, “ Murderers, terrorist n corrupt politicians r walking free n Shiney Ahuja gets 7yrs... Judiciary should stop targeting Actors so blatantly. I am NOT saying he's right but don't forget that Kassab (sic) is still enjoying our hospitality. Do you know the no. of rapes that happen in our country on a daily basis by influential and connected ppl... Those cases r not even registered. My point is all criminals should be punished equally, it's not fair to make an example of an actor only because it makes news."

Film critic Taran Adarsh was also upset with the news he said that it has come as a shock to the industry. He also added that his career has been affected beyond repair. However, there are other who have different views about the verdict, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said that his verdict is like a silver lining that has made it clear that however big name you are, you can't get away from your wrong doings.

Some of the people from the Bollywood town have also suggested him to appeal for a higher court for further decision.

Topics: shiney ahuja, pritish nandy, arshad warsi, mahesh bhatt
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