Actor Sooraj Pancholi has finally opened up on his father and actor Aditya Pancholi’s extramarital affair with actress Kangana Ranaut. He has addressed the fling that happened years ago and how it affected his parents’ relationship. In an interaction with SpotBoye, Sooraj said his parents have ‘sorted it out.’
“No, that was their own issue. I don’t get into that. I have spent most of my time with my grandparents. I think that was a personal matter between my parents and they have sorted it out. And everyone goes through ups and downs. I’m not too happy about the things that have happened but it’s their life,” he said in the interview.
Sooraj said that his mother and actress Zarina Wahab, is stronger than his father. “Definitely, for the entire family. My father knows that too. And, though he is tall, well-built and aggressive, my mother is still stronger than him,” he said.
In the same interaction, Sooraj also talked about his former girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan’s suicide in June 2013 that put him in the negative light. Sooraj was charged with abetment to suicide and the case is still is in court. “See, there isn’t a day when I don’t think about it because I want it to end. I’m feeling very helpless because I can’t do anything about it. Also, none of the allegations against me have been proven. So, whatever has been written against me is false,” he said.
In another interview with IANS, Sooraj blamed the media for portraying him wrongfully without knowing the truth. “Not even five per cent of what the media has written about me till date is true,” claimed Sooraj. “They have heard the story only from one side. They have never heard my version, because I never claimed I am innocent to gain people’s sympathy,” he added.
He further said: “I only want the truth to come out and the media cannot give me that. Media can’t get me justice, only the court can give me that. So, I have been waiting for the court to take the decision and a lot of time has elapsed. This is my career, my bread and butter. So, I have to speak out because what is happening is wrong.”
Sooraj made his Bollywood debut with Hero in 2015 alongside Athiya Shetty. He is back with his new film, the action drama Satellite Shankar. On the gap of four years between his two films, Pancholi says he was waiting for the right script. “I heard a lot of scripts after ‘Hero’ but did not get that wow feel. It was more of a package comprising four songs, four action sequences etc. I did not want to do that because I was looking for a story in a real kind of space. Then, of course, I had personal difficulties in life. So, I put a hold to my career because I had to sort things out. I think good things take time, and now I am here.” Satellite Shankar, helmed by Irfan Kamal, releases today.
In May 2019, Aditya Pancholi, was accused by Kangana for sexual and physical abuse. He reportedly filed an FIR against the actress.