Where was Suraj Pancholi on that dreadful night of 3rd June, 2013, when 25-years-old Jiah Khan was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her bedroom? Well, the actor and Jiah’s boyfriend, Suraj was in Novotel hotel in Juhu (Mumbai), chilling with his close buddy, Karan Joshi.
Soon after Jiah Khan’s death was tagged as suicide, mother Rabia Khan wasn’t convinced and carried on further investigations only to come to a conclusion that her daughter was murdered by someone very close. Though the case is not yet closed and the police are on the hunt for the murderer, all doubts are pointing to Jiah’s boyfriend Sooraj. And daddy Aditya Pancholi is doing everything he can to support his son and prove him innocent.
“We’ve footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of Sooraj’s guilt just doesn’t arise,” says Aditya Pancholi, who has finally broken his silence against the wrong allegation made by Rabi.
We hear that Aditya is all set to issue a temporary court order prohibiting the authorities from carrying out any action against his son.
Says Aditya, “We know what Jiah’s mother is implying and why she is doing what she’s doing. Sooraj is not the scared child that he was when Jiah’s suicide toppled his world over. Today after spending 21 days in one of the toughest jails in the country and having been put under the radar for no fault of his, Sooraj has grown up. It is being implied that I have pulled strings to get my son out of jail on bail. Tell me if I was so powerful why would I have allowed my son to languish in Arthur Road jail for 21 days?”
Meanwhile, Sooraj is busy with Subhash Ghai’s Hero, in which he will be making his acting debut.
“My boy is much stronger now. I am glad he learnt the bitter lessons so early in his life. This whole experience has toughened him,” says the proud father, emotionally.