We will get justice in rape case, says Bollywood star Shiney’s wife

Dubai: Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja’s wife Anupam has said that she has faith in Indian judiciary and believes that her husband will get justice in the alleged rape case.

The ‘Woh Lamhe’ star, who was accused of raping his 18-year-old maid in June 2009, is currently on bail and has appealed against the verdict at a higher court.

Despite calling the three-year ordeal ``horrific``, Anupam said that their spirits have not been broken.

While speaking exclusively to tabloid! The economics graduate said she is determined to support her husband until the end.

"I feel as if I have landed in the woods and it’s a long walk to get out of there. I cannot afford to focus on how hard the walk is or if an animal is going to bite me or focus on how tired I am... At such a time, there’s only one thing to do and that’s to keep walking," the Gulf News quoted Anupam as saying.

When asked that what made her decide to support her husband and how was the ordeal, she said, "It was the right thing to do. It wasn’t a choice or a decision to be made. It was the most obvious decision to make.

"You don``t abandon a man who is innocent and you don’t abandon the truth either. It was horrific... this whole thing. But when you know this thing is absolutely false - you don’t walk away. You don’t walk away from people you love. You stand by them when they have been wronged.

"It was that which kept me going and it was that which kept the entire family going. We believe in our judiciary and have faith that we will get justice," she added.

Anupam also said that due to his celebrity status, the actor has been made a soft target and has been framed for some motif.

"Definitely, he was a soft target. With films like ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ and Gangster, he had fame but did not have the clout or a network in Bollywood. If anybody were to target him, he is a perfect target - completely soft.

"There was no network beneath that fame. And Shiney being Shiney - he is the kind of guy who has always believed that talent will speak for itself. He kept saying people will buy talent. It was something of a debate between us and I often said that it may make a huge difference if you go out there and meet people.

"The motive could be greed or the motive could be jealousy because of his rising fame. I am not at liberty to speculate now. The fact is that it is a frame up - 100 per cent. At this point, all I can tell you is that there were forces at work to bring him down. I can reveal more after the court case comes to a close," she added.

When asked what is the next move, she replied, "We will go ahead and continue with the legal aspects of fighting the case in the higher courts. In the meantime, it’s going to be a time for rehabilitation for our family. We want to start rebuilding our life and continue walking."