Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Sooraj Pancholi – who has been accused of driving girlfriend Jiah Khan to commit suicide – seems to be following in his father’s footsteps. Until recently Aditya Pancholi had been making headlines for some or the other controversy.
Aditya Pancholi had been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Pooja Bedi’s 15-year-old maid when the two celebs were allegedly dating.
According to a tabloid, during the time Pooja Bedi was giving advice to Shiney Ahuja’s wife during his much talked about rape case, she had confirmed, that the rape allegation was the reason she broke up with Pancholi.
“You have to be balanced. I made a logical decision that infidelity wouldn`t be part of my life, so I dumped Aditya. My advice to Anu would be `Don`t make hasty decisions. Take a decision after calming down, so it`s a rational one,” Pooja had said.
She then said “I was happy to move on after I dumped Aditya when my maid had made similar allegations but there are some women who will accept it as a mistake, reconcile and forget about it.”
Later on, news of his relationship with the struggling actress Kangana Ranaut emerged. Even though Kangana was half his age and he was already married with two kids, Aditya had a scandalous love affair with her and made public his decision of moving-in with Kangana. However, the couple later called it quits.
According to the buzz, Aditya had said “We have stopped seeing one another for a while now. Some time back she called me to say she wanted money, about Rs 1 crore, to buy a house. I called up a banker-friend and stood as her guarantor and got her a loan of Rs 50 lakh.”
“Then, I gave her Rs 55 lakh cash from my pocket. Of this, she has returned Rs 25 lakh. She still owes me Rs 30 lakh. I`ve also spent Rs 10 lakh on her sister`s plastic surgery, after the acid attack. But I`m not asking for that back. I paid all the bills. When Mukesh Bhatt asked back for her signing amount of Rs 50,000, I paid that for her too. I`ve written all that off. But I`d like to have the money that I lent her for her house,” he had said.
Talking about the kind of relationship they had, Pancholi said, “We were as good as husband and wife. I was actually building a house for both of us on Yari Road. We lived together for three years at a friends` place. I used to show her a lot of movies.”
He even added that “I was building a home for the two of us. Even the phone she was using was mine.”
However, after having a string of affairs with other women, he came back to his wife. “Zarina has been my support and strength. In spite of all the pain that I`ve caused her she says she wants to be my wife for seven more lives. All Kangana had to do was tell me she was seeing this boy. Why was she cooing into my ears just a few days before she walked the red carpet with Adhyayan`s family? I`ve had innumerable affairs. I`ve never spoken about any of my women,” he added.