Shiney Ahuja's last film Hijack may have bombed at the B.O. but instead of sitting and brooding over it, Shiney has moved on big time. In fact Shiney is all excited these days and the reason behind it is that he has just signed his first Hollywood film.
The film in question is Silver Cord, a romantic sci-fi thriller that has Shiney playing the lead role along side Hollywood superstar Val Kilmer. What is however most interesting is the fact that unlike other Bollywood actors who have played mostly Asian characters in Hollywood films, Shiney will be seen playing an all-American character in Silver Cord thus becoming the first Indian actor to do so.
Silver Cord is directed by James Ordonez and produced by Mark Canton (of 300 fame), Michael Shane and Anthony Romano (producers of Catch Me If You Can). Apparently, director James Ordonez first came across Shiney when he watched Gangster and was mighty impressed with his acting. "He bowled me over. I saw two more of his films -Life… In A Metro and Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi. Intrigued by his work, I started watching several Bollywood films, and came back a full circle when I realized that Shiney was the pivotal character for Silver Cord", says James Ordonez.
Meanwhile producer Michael Shane who has worked with Hollywood heavyweights such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks is also pretty impressed with Shiney. "Shiney has international good looks and a powerful screen presence. His understated style of keeping his characters real reminds me of Paul Newman.", says Michael.
While Shiney must be beaming with joy with all the praises coming his way, one will have to wait and watch if Silver Cord manages to strike a chord with audiences world over.