Sooraj Pancholi breaks his silence on Jiah Khan case: I have been called a murderer, a criminal and an abuser

After 6 years of keeping mum, accused Sooraj Pancholi on his brithday broke his silence on Jiah Khan’s suicide case in a long post on social media. Read to know more.
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Sometimes, our Bollywood actors end up becoming a part of a legal battle that is long and tiring and, in the course of that, they feel exhausted. This can be said about actor Sooraj Pancholi who had been accused in the case of his ex-girlfriend Jiah khan’s suicide case. After 6 years of long and tough battle that is still ongoing, Sooraj finally broke his silence on the same. Every time, the media questioned him, he kept quite. But, finally after 6 years of the unfortunate incident, he spoke up via a social media post. 

Sooraj Pancholi took to Instagram to thank everyone who have been by his side in the tiring legal battle and also prayed that the trial would come to a fair end, so that his family and he can get a closure to move on. He shared a photo of two candles signifying hope and wrote, “Today I complete 28 years of my life. I want to take up this moment to share a few thoughts that have been in my heart for a while. I wanted to wait to speak out until the case ended, but it’s taken longer than expected. I don’t know where to start from. It is difficult to express some feelings when so many people, so many emotions are involved. First, I want to thank those who have stood by me like a pillar of strength. It has been a long journey that started when I was still trying to understand life. I have been fighting the case in court for the last 6 years, with patience and respect, waiting for the trial to be completed. In this process I have been called a murderer, a criminal, an abuser and so much worse. I read these things about me almost every single day. And my heartfelt effort has always been to be strong, respectful and ignore it. But they still fill my and my loved ones’ heart with so much sadness.”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today I complete 28 years of my life. I want to take up this moment to share a few thoughts that have been in my heart for a while. I wanted to wait to speak out until the case ended, but it’s taken longer than expected. I don’t know where to start from. It is difficult to express some feelings when so many people, so many emotions are involved. First, I want to thank those who have stood by me like a pillar of strength. It has been a long journey that started when I was still trying to understand life. I have been fighting the case in court for the last 6 years, with patience and respect, waiting for the trial to be completed. In this process I have been called a murderer, a criminal, an abuser and so much worse. I read these things about me almost every single day. And my heartfelt effort has always been to be strong, respectful and ignore it. But they still fill my and my loved ones’ heart with so much sadness. I don’t blame the people who call me names, because that’s how i have been portrayed in public, but i’m not the monster that has been portrayed in headlines. I know how easy it is to think the worst of someone and accuse them but it is exceptionally hard to prove myself innocent as there’s a procedure that we need to follow. A procedure that has taken long enough that i have been made to feel guilty without even being given a fair chance to prove my innocence. There have been accusations and assumptions but there has been no validation. But, this is not about what others say. This is about how I feel. For as long as I can remember, my dream has always been to make my parents proud. I have always tried to be a good son to them. In the last 6 years, I’ve tried harder everyday to achieve this dream and to be positive. So today, I am praying with my heart that our family can move forward, that the trial can come to a fair end and that I can give back all the love, support and strength I have received from so many of you. Thank you to all of you who constantly send positivity my way. You may not know it, but every single one of your prayers has helped.

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He mentioned that his family and he had gone through a lot over the years of the legal battle and had been called harsh names by people who thought he was guilty. He expressed, “I don’t blame the people who call me names, because that’s how i have been portrayed in public, but i’m not the monster that has been portrayed in headlines. I know how easy it is to think the worst of someone and accuse them but it is exceptionally hard to prove myself innocent as there’s a procedure that we need to follow. A procedure that has taken long enough that i have been made to feel guilty without even being given a fair chance to prove my innocence. There have been accusations and assumptions but there has been no validation. But, this is not about what others say. This is about how I feel. For as long as I can remember, my dream has always been to make my parents proud. I have always tried to be a good son to them. In the last 6 years, I’ve tried harder everyday to achieve this dream and to be positive. So today, I am praying with my heart that our family can move forward, that the trial can come to a fair end and that I can give back all the love, support and strength I have received from so many of you. Thank you to all of you who constantly send positivity my way. You may not know it, but every single one of your prayers has helped.”

For the uninitiated, actress Jiah Khan had committed suicide in the year 2013. She hung herself in her Juhu apartment and left a suicide note, in which she named Sooraj Pancholi for her suicide. Since then, the case has been going in the court where Sooraj was charged with abetment to suicide. Though he made his Bollywood debut with the film Hero in 2015, his legal battle is still on in the case. His next project is opposite Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabella Kaif in Time To Dance.

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Like father like son..

;lk;lk

Well bribing the police is so true in India. They did not conduct a thorough search and ignored the evidences such as change of
clothes .Jiah,s mother hired a private agent who clearly said it was staged but yet again incompetent Indian legal system did not even consider those evidences. His father is a shit person, who is like a gangster and do not consider others as people..there are several video in the past where his father abused even hospital staff and neighbors..his father also should be investigated as who knows may be he is involved, he may have thought Jiah was a hurdle in his son's Bollywood carrier..shit father and son

When two adults are in a relationship with consent then it is not "misuse" of one by another until it is against will. It is very easy to blame someone and point out fingers but reality is we will never know the truth. If Jiah was suicidal then her family must have noted her behaviour very easily. We will never know if it was really Jiah who wrote that suicide letter or it was planned later on by her family. May Jiah's soul rest in peace, she left so young and early.

Maybe , but on the other hand a life was lost . We all know consensual relationships do turn abusive and controlling . It is not a question if Jiah was suicidal or not ;but if Suraj , his behaviour and environment made the suicidal tendencies stronger . With the kind of background this guy comes from - his father being a known abuser, his mother meekly accepting infidelity and abuse ....its difficult to think that the boy would be different.

Maybe , but on the other hand a life was lost . We all know consensual relationships do turn abusive and controlling . It is not a question if Jiah was suicidal or not ;but if Suraj , his behaviour and environment made the suicidal tendencies stronger . With the kind of background this guy comes from - his father being a known abuser, his mother meekly accepting infidelity and abuse ....its difficult to think that the boy would be different.

He was good 4 years younger than Jiah ( plus immature ) and they were in a relationship only for 1 year, Jiah had a failed career and neither her family not her then boy friend ( Sooraj) helped her in getting out of depression , so Jiah’s mother is equally responsible for her death.

coz he IS a murderer

Pig!!!

You abused her emotionally and physically. She suffered and eventually gave up on her life so knowingly or unknowingly you took her life and perhaps thats why you are a murderer

Not once you stood up and appreciated and backed up Jia, you physically abused her and now you are feeling sorry for yourself? I honestly think that your dad killed her, because not only she hanged herself, she had numerous bruises on her body too. You are still alive, so please do something with your life. Don't be like your father.

I wish k us waqt #metoo camping hoti to jiyah apni jan na leti bal k is ka asal chera dikhati.

In addition to those, he is also talentless, fugly, and worthless.

And, he never went to jail!! In India, people get away with murder, rape and acid & bride burning assaults, etc, it's all legal there, and all you have do with bribe the police!! If he were in America, they would lock his ass up!! People here even get 5 years for drug use and there were tons of evidence how he was behind her death, do we know, if it was a suicide, no, there are so many evidence pointing that it was very shady, disgusting and these are the kind of people Salman is launching, why are the hell, ppl follow this idiot on Insta., disgusting loser!! Country full of spirituality protects rapists/pedophiles and the worst criminals!!

you and your dad, both are !

Its not proven he murdered her..she hanged herself. Whatever the case is, the court should solve it. if he is found guilty punish him, if not then release. I have neither hatred, nor sympathy for the guy, but this much permission is enough if he emotionally abused her.its been 5-6 years. If he is guilty of murder,then he should be jailed. Bottom line being,the case should close. its unfair for both parties.

He’s guilty He’s a monster to have made her suffer the way he did which pushed her to the limit in taking her own life!! However even a monster has the right to forgiveness and be happy!!

nahi nahi tum toh purush hi nahi ..MAHAPURUSH ho...barf...

Why are we subjected to this abuser and fraud. No matter what the trial says, you are a murderer! Maybe not literally but you created the situation and circumstances because of which she hanged herself!! She had such an incomplete and unfulfilled life with so much talent and potential!! 100 times more than you do. So ya what people think of you is very well justified and true. So get a life!!! Well at least you are still alive!

Jiah's proffesional potential was exhausted in Ghajni and Nishaabd. And no he is not a murderer for 'creating the circumstance.' They were consenting adults in a relationship. Jiah chose to be with this abusive man. She actually wanted to be with him and was refusing to leave. If that was a consequence of some variety of mental instability than it needs to be noted that too was her own choice. She was seeking no help or treatment for her own issues! Suicide is a choice. He is NOT a murderer and the court will not find him to be one. The maximum charge will be abettment not even aiding since he was not present. All these Jiah fans wouldn't donate a dollar to the LLL foundation but love to throw their ill informed commentary on a legal case.

You are probably a paid troll or Sooraj himself. Go do his chamchagiri. He’s responsible for her death end of discussion. So he should be punished. Should be boycotted from Bollywood forever. No one should associate with him. He’s a creep and abuser. Just like his father. Like father like son!!!

But he did physically abuse her .

That’s because you are.

That's what you are

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