Jiah Khan's suicide had come as a shocker for everyone, especially actor Sooraj Pancholi who was then dating her. Pancholi was accused of abetting the suicide and was even jailed for a few days. In a recent interview, the actor opened up about what transpired at the time when he was jailed.
"I was put in the Anda cell at the Arthur Road jail which is the most secluded cell. You have no contact with anyone and you don't even get newspapers. I was completely numb. At that point, nothing mattered. All that I kept thinking was that I lost someone who I loved," Sooraj told Pinkvilla.
He continued, “I have actually been silent because I respect that family. I respect what the family has been through. But the media has become very irresponsible. They only care about their TRPs. There are times when I’m in court and things have been in my favour and a lot of journalists were there. I asked them, ‘Will you write this?’ They told me they won’t because it’s a positive story and it won’t track. It’s unfair but I also believe in time.”
Jiah was seen in Nishabd and Ghajini among others and was found hanging at her Mumbai residence on June 3, 2013. Sooraj made his debut with Athiya Shetty in 2015 and will next be seen in Time to Dance, opposite Isabelle Kaif, Katrina Kaif’s sister.