Sooraj Pancholi on father Aditya Pancholi's extramarital affair with Kangana Ranaut

Updated: 08 November, 2019 17:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Addressing the affair that happened years ago and how it affected the relationship between his parents - Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi, Sooraj Pancholi said, 'I'm not too happy about the things that have happened but it's their life.'

Kangana Ranaut with Aditya Pancholi (Picture/mid-day archive) and Sooraj Pancholi (Picture/Sooraj's official Instagram account)
Kangana Ranaut with Aditya Pancholi (Picture/mid-day archive) and Sooraj Pancholi (Picture/Sooraj's official Instagram account)

Sooraj Pancholi, whose second Bollywood outing Satellite Shankar hit theatres on November 8, recently opened up on his father-actor Aditya Pancholi's extramarital relationship with Kangana Ranaut. Kangana and Aditya Pancholi were in a live-in relationship a decade ago. When things went kaput between the two, the former accused Pancholi of raping her while they were together and ever since, things have only gotten worse.

Addressing the affair that happened years ago and how it affected the relationship between his parents - Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi, Sooraj said, "I'm not too happy about the things that have happened but it's their life."

In an interview with SpotBoyE, Sooraj said, "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 every one goes through ups and downs."

Not just his parents, but Sooraj Pancholi's personal life too has been under constant media glare for all wrong reasons. Sooraj has been accused of abetment to the suicide of Jiah Khan. The actor, however, 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, in an interview to IANS, adding: "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 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."

Aditya Pancholi's son Sooraj was charged with abetment to suicide after the death of his former girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, who was found hanging in her Mumbai apartment in June 2013. Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan had accused Sooraj of murdering her.

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    The makers of Sooraj Pancholi starrer Satellite Shankar hosted a grand screening at a preview theatre in Juhu, Mumbai. The event was graced by several celebrities including veteran actor Sumeet Saigal, who attended the screening with his wife Farah Naaz. All pictures/Yogen Shah

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    Urvashi Dholakia also attended the screening. The original Komolika of Kasauti Zindagii Kay looked radiant in a cream coloured dress. Her white sports shoes, open hair and evergreen smile perfected her look.

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    The Bigg Boss winner attended the screening with her twin sons Sagar-Kshitij and Anju Mahendru. On the work front, she was last seen in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 9 as a contestant along with Anuj Sachdeva.

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    Veteran actress Rekha looked radiant in a bright white saree at the screening. Speaking of Satellite Shankar, the movie follows Sooraj Pancholi, who plays an army officer, and his journey of self-discovery while exploring India's beauty and diversity. The makers of the film dropped the trailer on October 17.

    In picture: Rekha seen giving a hug to the poster of Satellite Shankar.

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    Satellite Shankar is his second film after his debut Hero, opposite Athiya Shetty in 2015. The film was produced by Salman Khan and directed by Nikkhil Advani, and even though it didn't set the cash registers ringing, Pancholi received praise for his performance.

    In picture: Rekha seen planting a peck on the cheek of Zarina Wahab

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    Sooraj's parents and veteran actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab also attended the screening. The duo teamed up with Rekha for a beautiful "veteran" photograph.

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    Ace director duo Abbas Mustan also attended the screening with brother Hussain and Mustafa Burmawala. Sooraj, in an exclusive interview to mid-day, called Satellite Shankar his actual launch pad.  "I heard a lot of scripts after Hero but was not pleased. I was looking for a story. Satellite Shankar is my actual launch pad. It's a story about a soldier who wants to meet his mother, and also keep his promise to his boss that he will report to duty", he said.

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    Speaking about his four-year-old journey, he said, "The last four years have been a bad journey, but I have just surpassed one of the most difficult stages of my life and emerged stronger."

    In picture: Kanwaljit Singh also attended the special screening of Satellite Shankar in Juhu.

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    Satellite Shankar has been shot in 10 locations across India including places like Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh and Agra in Uttar Pradesh The film also features south actor Megha Akash, who is making her Bollywood debut. Speaking about her, Sooraj Pancholi says, "She's a good co-star and a good performer."

    In picture: Film and television actress Shagufta Ali at the screening.

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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali also attended the screening with mother Leela Bhansali. The ace director has been in news ever since he has announced two films one after another. The first is Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt, and the second is a musical saga Baiju Bawra. The Alia Bhatt starrer is locked for release on September 11, 2020, while the latter will be released in Diwali 2021.

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    Shakti Kapoor was also clicked at the screening. The actor donned a black metallic t-shirt, jacket and black pants along with blue shoes.

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    Producer-director Sanjay Gupta also graced the screening with wife Anu Lekhi. Written by Vishal Vijay Kumar and directed by Irfan Kamal, the film is set to hit the silver screen on November 15, 2019. After this, Pancholi will be seen in Time To Dance with Katrina Kaif's sister, Isabelle Kaif.

First Published: 08 November, 2019 10:57 IST

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