The arrest of actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi, following the suicide of his ex-girlfriend actor Jiah Khan, has got Bollywood debating on whether it is fair to call a suicide resulting from a lovers’ tiff as abetment. Sooraj was arrested after Jiah’s mother handed a six-page letter, allegedly written by Jiah, in which she blames her boyfriend for abuse.
JiahFilmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is Aditya’s friend says, “One child has already gone. Now why are we killing the other child with this media trial? One needs to understand that Sooraj is a young boy and the stigma attached to this controversy is affecting his life both personally and professionally.” Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says, “During a breakup, it is natural to feel depressed, but one needs to be strong and rational.”<