Mumbai: Actor Sooraj Pancholi, who hit the headlines two years ago when he was arrested for his involvement in girlfriend Jiah Khan’s death case, says he still misses her a lot and has no qualms if his name is associated with her. Young Sooraj’s life turned upside down when his name cropped up. He was arrested on abetment charges and sent to jail.
“My name will always be associated with her and I have no guilt for that. I am happy that something at least stays with me. I am sad that she ended her life. But at least her name is with me and I have no problems with it,” Sooraj told PTI. Jiah, the 25-year-old British-American actor, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Juhu home in 2013. Sooraj met Jiah through Facebook and then after sometime the two fell in love.
“I miss her. I miss her everyday of my life. I am missing her while I am sitting with you right now. If I loved a person so much I would miss her,” said the 25-year-old ‘Hero’ star. “She was five years elder to me. She was more mature than me. I was 21-year-old then and she was 26. She knew more about the industry than me.” Sooraj faced further mental trauma when Jiah’s mother Rabia alleged that he was responsible for her daughter’s death.
“I don’t know if she is against me. If she feels there is some foul play in this case then she has all the right to do verification,” Sooraj, son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, said. “But if she is doing it just to harass me then I would not want to say anything. Truth will definitely come out. If she is doing it for some specific purpose then God is watching.”
Sooraj will soon be making his debut as an actor in the remake version of 1983 film “Hero”, which is co-produced By Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai. The Nikhil Advani-directed film, in which Sooraj is paired opposite Athiya Shetty, is releasing next month.