Shiney slaps notice to Micromax on 'Bai' commercial

Mumbai: Actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of
raping his domestic help, has sought legal action against Micromax
Mobile for its recent commercial on maid servants that allegedly pokes
fun at him, an aide said Monday.

Currently out on bail, Shiney
has taken umbrage at the new ad by Micromax Mobile released this week in
which two ‘bais’ (maids) allegedly poke fun at him.

According to
his publicist, the advertisement — said to have been made especially
for the Diwali season — has infuriated Shiney.

“Shiney has sent a
legal notice to the mobile company as the advertisement amounts to
willful character assassination,” his publicist Dale Bhagwagar told
IANS.

Shiney was arrested June 2009 following charges of rape,
wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation levelled by his maid
servant, and spent nearly five months in jail.

On March 30, he
was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a Mumbai fast track
court, which he challenged before the Bombay High Court.

“For the
mobile company to air such a commercial influencing public opinion when
Shiney’s appeal is pending hearing is equivalent to contempt of court,”
Bhagwagar added.

Shiney, who has worked in movies like “Hazaaron
Khwaishein Aisi”, “Life In A Metro” and “Gangster”, is expected to make
a comeback with releases like “Ek Accident”, “Ghost” and “Chaloo
Movie”.

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