By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Aditya Pacholi and his wife Zarina Wahab’s 20-day ordeal of watching their only son Suraj Pancholi imprisoned for allegedly abetting actress Jiah Khan’s death, has ended .
Suraj was arrested June 10. He was granted bail by the honourable judge on Monday afternoon.
Unable to control his emotions, Aditya Pancholi sobbed his relief and joy minutes after hearing the good news. “It’s finally happened. My boy is coming out.I am just so grateful to the honourable Judge for being fair to us.We had begun to lose hope.”
This is all he could say.
His wife Zarina Wahab, who has been going through an agonizing wait for her son’s return, said, “We knew Suraj would be out because he has done no wrong. We just didn’t know why it was taking so long. My son has gone through so much. We’ve suffered outside. But we can’t begin to imagine what he must have gone through. The honourable judge has been so fair, so just in her pronouncements. Aditya and I had begun to despair. We have finally found our hope and faith again.”
Zarina has nothing but kind words for Jiah Khan. “Her soul must have finally rested in peace. Jiah loved my son. She couldn’t have been happy with what was happening to Suraj. It is ironical that Jiah’s mother says she wanted Suraj in jail because of Jiah when the last thing Jiah would have ever wanted was to see my son in distress.”
Barely able to contain her relief and joy, Zarina said, “I have been connecting with Jiah in my prayers. We love that girl. She deserved a far more pleasant send-off than this ugly vendetta spree.”