On the occasion of Sooraj Pancholi’s birthday, we take a closer look at his Bollywood career. Despite having renowned parents in the film industry, personal controversies have often taken the spotlight.
Salman Khan’s Launch: Sooraj, the son of esteemed actors Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi, initially pursued a career as an assistant director, contributing to films like ‘Guzaarish’ and Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger.’ However, it was in 2015 that Salman Khan introduced him to the industry through the film ‘Hero.’ Unfortunately, this debut didn’t leave a significant mark at the box office.
Career Setbacks: Even before his film debut, Sooraj Pancholi found himself in the headlines due to his involvement in the tragic suicide of his alleged girlfriend, Jiah Khan, in 2013. Jiah’s suicide note implicated their relationship, and the incident has cast a long shadow over his acting career. In April 2023, the CBI cleared Sooraj of any wrongdoing in this case.
Sushant Singh Rajput Connection: Sooraj Pancholi’s name was associated with Sushant Singh Rajput during the latter’s untimely demise. However, Sooraj asserted that they shared a cordial relationship, addressing each other as brothers, and had no enmity. Despite their connections, they never collaborated on a project. On Sooraj Pancholi’s birthday, his Bollywood journey reflects a mix of opportunities and challenges.