Zarina Wahab says she agrees with Jiah Khan’s mother that her son Sooraj was not the right person for the Nishbad actor, who committed suicide last week. Jiah committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai’s Juhu area June 3. She was 25.
On June 13, a Mumbai court sent Sooraj, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina, to judicial custody till June 27 on charges of abetting the suicide of Jiah, who used the word “rape” in a six-page letter. On an impulse, Zarina decided to pay an unannounced visit to Jiah’s mother Rabiya on June 11. The meeting between the two grieving mothers apparently didn’t go too well.
When contacted, Zarina said she had indeed paid Jiah’s mother a visit. “But it was not to pacify her or to work out any compromise in my son’s favour. I went just as one mother reaching out to another. If he has done any wrong let him suffer the consequences,” said the Chitchor fame actor. “Rabiyajiji was in no mood for any conversation with me. I wouldn’t want to discuss what we spoke about,” she added.
On June 7, police recovered a note purportedly written by the Jiah speaking about her disturbed relationship with Sooraj.
“When Rabiyajiji says my son Sooraj was not the right person for her daughter, I completely agree with her. Jiah needed someone much more mature and experienced to take care of her. Jiah was too much in love with my son. He just couldn’t reciprocate in the same measure. But he cared deeply for her in his own way,” Zarina said.