Mumbai, June 12: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's name emerged in the Jiah Khan suicide case. The deceased actress' mother Rabbiya Khan, during an interview with Times of India, said that Aditya Pancholi had urged Salman to intervene into the relationship between Jiah and his son Suraj.
While asked about her friendship with the Pancholis, Rabbiya, a former Bollywood starlet, said, "I know he 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 Suraj out of it. But Suraj told him that he loved Jiah and Salman was then cool about it."
According to reports, Salman had planned to launch Suraj in his next venture of the remake of old Bollywood movie -- Hero. Speaking about Jiah's wishes to work with Salman, Rabbiya said, "After he (Suraj) 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 Suraj did not make it happen."
The former starlet also claimed that Suraj did not introduce his parents -- Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab to the Khans. Even Jiah in her suicide note mentioned, "You never even met my sister. I bought your sister presents."
Rabbiya recently informed police that Jiah and Suraj were in live-in relationship for last one year. She also accused Suraj of driving Jiah to commit suicide with his "break-up bouquet". Mumbai Police source on Wednesday, June 12 was quoted as saying, "In her statement, Jiah's mother Rabiya said Suraj had sent her a ‘break-up bouquet' after he terminated their relationship. He had also hit Jiah before breaking up and there were bruises on her chin and neck."
25-year-old Jiah was found dead in her Juhu residence in Mumbai on June 3. Her mother and sister were not present at the flat. Postmortem report said the young actress died due to hanging.
Suraj initially was questioned and later was let off by by Mumbai Police. However, when Jiah's younger sister found a six-page suicide note three days after her death, things changed drastically for the Pancholis.
Police arrested Suraj who has been sent to police custody till June 13. Police arrested the 22-year-old aspiring actor under Section 306 (abetment to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.