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Sooraj Pancholi: My family is hopeful that the CBI Court will expedite my case – Eagles Vine

On Friday afternoon, Sooraj Pancholi and his family were relieved that the trial in the Jiah Khan case, in which the actor has been charged with
abetment to suicide, has been moved to the CBI Court. Actress Jiah Khan’s alleged death by suicide in June 2013 was probed by the Mumbai Police and the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), and the trial began in the early days of 2019. Sooraj spoke to Bombay Times about what the new development in the case meant to him. “I am a little satisfied with this because my case should have been in the special CBI Court from the beginning. Now that the matter is in the CBI Court, I am hopeful that we will see closure to this. If the court finds me guilty, I should be penalised, but if it doesn’t, I deserve to be set free from these charges,” he said.

Talking about the last decade of his life, where he has been under scrutiny owing to this case, Sooraj said, “This period has been tough for me. I trust that there will be light at the end of this tunnel. It has been tough on me because the industry and everything around it works on perception and the perception about me has not been what I would have liked it to be. It was ruined years ago. I don’t know how I survived the last eight years; my family’s support has seen me through it all.” The actor, who was recently seen in the film Time To Dance, says that all these years he has tried to stay positive. Sooraj shared, “I have tried forgetting the experiences I have had through these years. My aim is to look ahead and move forward. My family is hopeful that the CBI Court will at least be expeditious with the case. ”

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