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Zarina Wahab alleges Jiah Khan’s letter, which implicates her son Suraj, may not have been written by her at all; claims they have her love letters written to Suraj, which have been sent for inspection
Ano Patel (BOMBAY TIMES; June 18, 2013)
The Panscholi household is braving the latest developments in the Jiah Khan suicide. Zarina Wahab’s son with Aditya Pancholi, Suraj was arrested for allegedly abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide. She spoke to this paper about the whole episode. Excerpts from an interview:
Suraj is garnering a lot of support on social networks. Think this will help? This will definitely motivate us. Suraj is not a criminal, he is an innocent boy. He is being victimised. Jiah committed suicide and uske liye jo bhi responsible hai woh hai. But how can they keep my child in jail? What was his fault? That he didn’t answer Jiah’s call?
A few days ago, you also went and met Rabiya Khan (Jiah Khan’s mother), but she did not speak to you. I went to meet her because it is a big loss for them. At the time, she was giving an interview, but the minute she saw me she said she wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to talk to anyone and walked away. On the first day, she told the media that her daughter had been depressed. But the second she came to know that Jiah’s last call was to Suraj, she changed her statement. She felt that if I can use Suraj as a pawn, why paint my daughter as weak? On May 18, Jiah had come to our place crying. We feared she might harm herself. More >
Cops question the authenticity of Jiah Khan’s ‘farewell note’ as two grieving mothers remain locked in a fight for justice.
Ketan Ranga and Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 18, 2013)
Ever since Jiah Khan committed suicide, and Suraj Pancholi landed in the eye of a storm, a bitter battle has erupted between the two aggrieved mothers. On one hand, Rabiya Khan has been gathering evidence to build a strong case against the Pancholi family, on the other, Suraj’s mother, Zarina Wahab, has been fighting tooth and nail to insulate her son from surging public outrage.
And now, Mirror has obtained copies of Jiah’s ‘last letter’ and a set of five love letters that she wrote to Suraj during their ill-fated affair. The findings (as indicated in the picture) seem to suggest that the handwritings do not match.
A senior police officer (on request of anonymity) from Juhu Police Station said: “If you look at the letters which were at Jiah and Suraj’s house, you get a feeling that something is definitely not all right. However, it will be wrong to say anything emphatically until we get a confirmation from forensic experts.”
To solve the mystery of the mismatched handwriting, cops have now asked for answer sheets and bank forms filled by the late actor.
When contacted, Zarina said: “Yes, I am aware that the handwritings look different in the two sets. I think Rabiya did not account for the fact that her daughter wrote love letters to my son. She was living under the impression that she More >
Zarina Wahab tells us why she stands by a husband known for his notoriety and a son who allegedly drove Jiah to suicide
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 17, 2013)
Zarina Wahab smiles faintly, dark circles under her eyes, before disappearing into the kitchen to make tea. You can see that the woman who captured many a heart paired opposite Amol Palekar as an actress, is struggling to cope with her son Suraj Pancholi being in jail and gossip columns having a field day writing about his role in 26-year-old Jiah Khan’s suicide.
When Zarina returns from the kitchen, her composure is back. “Suraj is equally close to Aditya and I, but there is a lot of me in Suraj. My son cannot raise his hand on anybody,” says the 52-year-old, who has played onscreen mother to Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan), Hrithik Roshan (Agneepath) and Vivek Oberoi (Rakht Charitra).
Sooraj, she insists, “neither smokes nor drinks. He is an extremely shy and sensitive boy.” Zarina has starred in hits like Gharonda, but she is best known now as Aditya Pancholi’s wife. News of their turbulent marriage and Aditya’s temper and womanising has made headlines.
“Many people say Aditya hits me,” she says. “Has anybody seen him hitting me? I have stuck by him for so many years. This man has a heart of gold. He has helped many people but never made a song and dance about it. He is the most dutiful son and the most caring father,” she says, adding, “He has a temper no doubt, but he is like soda water. If he gets More >
Zarina Wahab minces no words to accuse Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya of dragging her son Suraj Pancholi and Salman Khan into the fracas that followed Jiah Khan’s suicide
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; June 14, 2013)
When we meet Zarina Wahab at her in-laws’ Juhu residence on Wednesday evening, she has exhaustion written all over her face. After all the last few days have been extremely trying on her family after her son was first accused of allegedly abetting his girlfriend Jiah Khan’s suicide and was later arrested by the Mumbai cops. Zarina however feels that her son is innocent and accuses Jiah’s mother Rabiya Khan of trying to frame her son and also unnecessarily involve Salman Khan in the whole fracas.
When did you come to know about Suraj’s relationship with Jiah? I knew they were good friends and after I had read about the two somewhere, I simply asked him. He was initially shy but later told me about their relationship. Suraj doesn’t lie to me and we share a very close bond. When Aditya and I got to know about their relationship, we acted like normal parents would. There is no fuss about loving someone. These days, the youngsters are mature and they don’t like parents interfering too much in their personal life. To fall in love is not a crime. But I had never met Jiah.
Is it true that Salman Khan tried to intervene in their relationship? Do you think Salman has the time to do that? Aditya never told him to ask Suraj to stay away from Jiah. In fact, had I known that she was More >
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; June 13, 2013)
Reconciliation, not sorry, seems to be the hardest word. After the events that followed Jiah Khan’s untimely death — which included Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj getting arrested for abetting the young actress’s suicide — his mother Zarina Wahab decided to give her grieving counterpart Rabiya Amin a personal visit. Going by the accounts of an onlooker, the meeting didn’t result in many warm moments.
Apparently, it was Aditya’s Pancholi’s idea. After Tuesday’s court proceedings, the actor asked an old family friend ( a journalist-turned-filmmaker) to meet wife Zarina and daughter Sana at a suburban hotel so as to help them figure out how they can help Suraj in the forthcoming legal battle. There, Zarina allegedly insisted that meeting Rabiya at her place would be the right thing to do.
The filmmaker, on condition of anonymity, says, “I was surprised to hear that they wanted to meet Rabiya. Intriguingly enough, the building where she stayed is right next to the hotel.”
Nonetheless, the old friend accompanied Zarina and Sana to Rabiya’s apartment in Juhu to convey their condolences and talk for “at least two minutes”. However, Rabiya didn’t take the whole plan too well and in moments of anger, lashed out at Zarina. Watching this drama unfold was Tom Thomas, Rabiya’s alleged current boyfriend.
As expected, the two mothers unabashedly expressed their grievances.
According to our source, “Suraj had visited Rabiya on May 18 and expressing More >
Subhash K Jha (DNA; June 12, 2013)
Tired of seeing her son being vilified, damned and being portrayed as the villain in Jiah Khan’s tragic suicide, Zarina Wahab has decided to take charge of Suraj Pancholi’s public image. It has been decided that the volatile Aditya Pancholi, who had a fracas with the media recently, will stay out of the picture. The public portrait of Aditya as the protective father was found to be damaging Suraj’s case. He has decided to completely withdraw from his son in public as he has been told by well-wishers and friends that his wild past and legally-challenged image are damaging Suraj’s prospects.
Says a friend of the family, “It’s been decided that Zarinaji, and not Aditya, will accompanying Suraj to all the proceedings related to Suraj’s arrest and court hearings.” On Monday when Suraj was taken into custody, it was mom Zarina who accompanied her son to the police station. On Tuesday morning, it was Zarina who went to court for Suraj’s hearing.
The harried mother said, “Let Jiah’s mother say what she wants to. The truth will come out. I will say one thing. I am a mother too. And the mother of a daughter. I know the pain that Jiah’s mother is going through. But I also know my son. I know what he’s capable of doing. And the behaviour that I hear being attributed to him is not like my son at all.” On Monday afternoon the Pancholis were completely unprepared for Suraj’s arrest. The parents were advised to get anticipatory bail for their son but More >
Live-In Assertion By Actor’s Mum Being Verified
Vijay V Singh | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; June 12, 2013)
Five letters written by actor Jiah Khan were recovered from the house of Suraj Pancholi, arrested on Monday on charges of abetting the actor’s suicide. The police got Suraj’s custody for two days after they told the Andheri magistrate’s court that they wanted to question him about the letters and also her claim that she had had an abortion.
In a six-page letter that Jiah’s mother Rabiya handed over to the police, she claimed Jiah also alleged that she was tortured by her boyfriend. Jiah hadn’t named anybody, but Rabiya insisted she was referring Suraj.
Following claims by Rabiya that the actor was in a live-in relationship with Suraj, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab for over a year, they are also checking if the law against domestic violence is applicable to the case.
“Jiah’s mother said in her complaint that her daughter was in a live-in relationship with Suraj and he promised to marry her. The law says that in such cases, the domestic violence Act is applicable. We are discussing with legal experts and examining the details of their relationship,” said a senior officer.
Jiah and Suraj were living with their families but would spend time together, like the weekend before she killed herself, and the police are examining if they can be considered a live-in couple.
The investigators are trying to find out if anyone had assaulted Jiah and instigated More >
Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya, speaks about her daughter’s troubled affair with her boyfriend and the film industry
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 11, 2013)
When did you first know that Jiah was dating Suraj? Last year. Initially, I never stopped her from meeting that boy. He was wooing her with flowers and home-cooked food. And she liked it.
When did you realise that Jiah was in a troubled relationship with him? In February, this year she had come to London. I told her, ‘You are in love but there is no glow on your face’. She broke down. I asked her to share everything with me. I told her ‘Home is hospital, world outside is a battlefield. Don’t hide anything from me’. I asked her to withdraw from the relationship. But I realised it was too late… She was head-over-heels in love with that boy. I managed to dissuade her from talking to him for few days but I saw that they were in touch again. She returned to join piano and kathak classes. She had a maid, driver- her life was going fine. Her younger sister was going to get engaged on June 23, which is why I was in Mumbai. And on return I felt that she and Sooraj had sorted it out and life was smiling upon her once more.
If things had indeed settled down between them, how did it suddenly go all wrong? I don’t know. But since the past ten days, I could see that Suraj was trying to distance himself from Jiah. I sat Jiah down and had a chat with her on this (pauses). I could see that he was becoming commitment phobic. But More >
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; June 11, 2013)
With Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya alleging that her daughter ended her life due to “the trauma and the abuse she suffered at the hands of Suraj Pancholi and his father Aditya Pancholi”, B-Town is now wondering what impact it will have on the youngster’s B-Town plans.
Suraj is slated to make his debut with Athiya (Suniel Shetty’s daughter) in a Salman Khan production. Tongues have been wagging whether Suniel, who is known to be fiercely protective of his daughter, will do a rethink about his daughter’s launchpad with the tainted actor-in-waiting.
Though he had no qualms about his daughter wanting to be an actress, Anna’s concerns were whether she would be able to handle the pressures of the industry.
Says a source, “Even before the shoot can begin, Athiya’s co-star has been embroiled in a controversy. With Jiah’s mother alleging that it was not her lack of film offers but Suraj that made her take such a drastic step, there has been a lot of speculation about him.” Adds the source, “Suraj is under the scanner even before his debut. A police probe is on but all this is affecting not only him but his project as well.” Suraj briefly assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali during Guzaarish and later Kabir Khan during Ek Tha Tiger. It was a proud moment when Salman Khan showed interest in launching the lad along with Suniel’s daughter. For the last few months Suraj had been working out and getting ready for Bollywood with Sallu as his godfather.
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Hiren Kotwani and Anuja Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; June 6, 2013)
Jiah Khan’s body was brought to her Sagar Sangeet residence after post mortem around 7 am on June 5. And the burial took place in the afternoon. Riteish Deshmukh, Sophie Choudry, Anju Mahendru, Prem Chopra, Urvashi Dholakia and the Pancholis — Aditya, Zarina Wahab and Suraj — were present at Jiah’s home. But not all of them waited for the funeral procession to begin. The actress’ mother Rabiya and sisters were inconsolable. The last journey began around noon and headed for the Juhu cemetery, where Bollywood legends like Mohammad Rafi and Madhubala have been buried.
While industry seniors like Mahesh Bhatt and Raza Murad, and neighbours like Aloka Bedi (wife of Bollywood villain Ranjeet) and Deepak Parashar were the first ones to rush to her home, others came much later. Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao came with some close friends and immediate family. The actor had earlier told us that he was deeply pained to hear the tragic news because the young Jiah (his co-star in Ghajini) was a close family friend.
When Aditya arrived to offer condolences, he drove over a couple of tripods and a fracas ensued. Some media persons snatched his car keys and there was a heated exchange between the actor and the press.
Of course, the sobriety of the occasion stopped tempers from flaring up further. And gloom once again descended as Jiah’s body left on her last journey.
Earlier, on Tuesday afternoon, Suraj was questioned by the More >