Sooraj Pancholi working on a ‘warrior biopic’

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NEW DELHI: Actor Sooraj Pancholi is currently busy shooting for a biopic centred around the life of a legendary Indian warrior.

While specific details of the project have not been disclosed yet, Sooraj recently took to Instagram and shared BTS image from the sets.

“A truly magical experience! This film Can’t wait to share with you all #RollCameraAction #OnSet #ComingSoon,” he captioned the post.

With this film, Sooraj is completely back in action. The film marks one of his first projects after a CBI Special Court acquitted him in the Jiah Khan case in May 2023.

After the court’s decision, Sooraj penned a thank-you note for “all those who have always supported and believed” in him during his legal battle.

“Thank you to all those who have always supported and believed in me, only I know how I have lasted through all these years of suffering and pain. Your unconditional love prayers and duas have been my only strength…I could not have survived without you,” he wrote on Instagram Story.

The 25-year-old ‘Nishabd’ actor was found dead at her Juhu home in Mumbai on June 3, 2013. Police later arrested Sooraj on the basis of a six-page letter, purportedly written by Jiah, and booked him for abetment to suicide. Sooraj was in an alleged relationship with Jiah.

Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan alleged that her daughter was murdered. In October 2013, Rabia moved Bombay High Court seeking a CBI probe in the case, alleging that her daughter had been murdered.

On the order of the Bombay High Court, the CBI took over the probe from the Maharashtra Police in July 2014. Rabia claimed that her daughter was in an abusive relationship with Sooraj. However, in May, Sooraj was finally cleared of all the charges by the CBI court in Mumbai.

Sooraj also issued a statement to the press after his being acquitted in the Jiah Khan case, saying the last 10 years had been ‘painful’ for him and his family.

“The verdict has taken 10 long and painful years and given us many sleepless nights, But today, I have not only won this case against me but I have also won my dignity and confidence back. It took a lot of courage to face the world with such serious allegations levelled against me. I hope and pray to God that nobody goes through what I have at such a young age,” he said.

He added, “I don’t know who will give me these 10 years of my life back but I am glad that this has finally come to an end not only for me but, especially, for my family”. Sooraj is son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. (ANI)

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