Shiney Ahuja appears in Mumbai court
AN award-winning Bollywood actor has been charged with raping his 18-year-old maid at his apartment in Mumbai.
Shiney Ahuja, who was remanded in custody by a court in Mumbai, was charged with charged with rape, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement.
Police said the actor, who is separated from his wife, had admitted to having a relationship with the woman.
The 36-year-old actor made his acting debut with the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi which debuted at various film festivals in 2004 and was released in cinemas across India in 2005.
A year later he was awarded Best male debutby Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Stardust Awards for his performance in the film.
His success saw him move to more mainstream Bollywood where he starred opposite Shilpa Shetty in Life in a Metro, and in Gangster opposite Emraan Hashmi and Gulshan Grover.