I miss Jiah ev­ery­day of my life: Sooraj

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Ac­tor Sooraj Pancholi (right), who hit head­lines two years ago, when he was ar­rested for his in­volve­ment in girl­friend

Jiah Khan’s (inset) death case, says he still misses her a lot and has no qualms if his name is as­so­ci­ated with her. Sooraj was ar­rested on abet­ment charges and sent to jail.

“My name will al­ways be as­so­ci­ated with her and I have no guilt for that. I’m happy that some­thing at least stays with me. I’m sad that she ended her life. But at least her name is with me and I have no prob­lems with it,” he says.

Jiah, a Bri­tish-Amer­i­can ac­tor who had made a name for her­self in Bol­ly­wood, was found hang­ing from a ceil­ing fan at her Juhu (Mum­bai) home in 2013. Sooraj had met Jiah through Face­book, and the two even­tu­ally fell in love.

“I miss her. I miss her ev­ery­day of my life. If I loved a per­son so much, I would miss her,” says Sooraj, adding: “She was five years el­der to me. She was more ma­ture than me. I was 21-year-old then and she was 26. She knew more about the in­dus­try than me.” The ac­tor says he faced men­tal trauma when Jiah’s mother Rabia al­leged that he was re­spon­si­ble for her daugh­ter’s death.

“I don’t know if she is against me. If she feels there is some foul play in this case then she has all the right to ver­ify,” says Sooraj, the son of ac­tors Aditya Pancholi and Za­rina Wa­hab.

“But if she is do­ing it just to ha­rass me then I would not want to say any­thing. Truth will def­i­nitely come out. If she is do­ing it for some spe­cific pur­pose then God d is watch­ing,” adds Sooraj, , who will soon be mak­ing his de­but as an ac­tor in a film that has been co-pro­duced by Sal­man Khan. In the film, Sooraj co-stars with ac­tor Su­niel Shetty’s daugh­ter, Athiya.

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