Was Salman Khan against Sooraj Pancholi’s relationship with Jiah Khan?

Updated: Jun 11, 2013, 19:16 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: With each passing day, startling new revelations are being made in Jiah Khan’s suicide case. Now, according to reports, Rabiya Khan has revealed that Bollywood bigwig Salman Khan tried to persuade Sooraj Pancholi to get out of the relationship with the late actress.

“I know he (Aditya Pancholi) threw a fit when he came to know about his son`s relationship with my daughter. He even told Salman Khan about it, who tried to talk Sooraj out of it. But Sooraj told him that he loved Jiah and Salman was then cool about it,” Rabiya said.

Salman Khan — the unprecedented King of Bollywood blockbusters — was to launch Sooraj in a remake of Subhash Ghai`s ‘Hero’. The original ‘Hero’ starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri.

Sooraj was also an assistant director in Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.

Jiah`s mother Rabiya also alleged that Sooraj`s behaviour changed after signing his first film and said that his big break in Bollywood may have been the reason behind trouble in Jiah-Sooraj’s relationship.

“After he signed his debut film with Salman, his body language changed. In fact, Jiah told him that she wanted to meet Salman and tell him that she wanted to work with him. But Sooraj did not make it happen,” Rabiya added.

Jiah Khan – who made her Bollywood debut against Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Nishabd’ – committed suicide in her Juhu apartment on June 3 when her mother and sister were not at home. Later, her mother found a six-page “suicide” note from her wallet which contains details of her tumultuous relationship with Sooraj.