Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi has condemned the rumors that connected him to the recent death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian. The actor has termed them “disgusting, inappropriate and insensitive”. The actor has stated that he didn’t know her at all before he learnt about her death through social media.
“I don’t even know Disha. I never met her in my life. I only knew about her after her death, and then later Sushant’s death, that too through social media. I’d never interacted, don’t know what she even looked like,” said Sooraj in an interview with Beyond Bollywood. Sooraj had been trending on Twitter.
“It is inappropriate to talk [like this] about people who are no longer there. Think about the girl’s family, her brother and sister, and what they are going through right now. It is disheartening not because they are writing about me but you are writing this about someone who is not there anymore,” as he believed that the rumors are a disrespect to the demised.
He further added “People who have nothing to do have written it like a movie script. It looks like a script that has gone wrong. I feel I’ll be wasting my time if I give a statement to something as disgusting, inappropriate and insensitive as that.”
The fuss started after a social media post alleging a connection between Sooraj and Disha. However, the report quoted police saying that the speculation was pointless and baseless. As per the reports, Disha had died after falling from a high-rise building in Malad.
Sooraj is being examined in late girlfriend Jiah Khan’s suicide case. Jiah was found dead at her Mumbai apartment on June 3, 2013.