Actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, whose son Suraj is facing charges of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, have filed a Rs. 100 crore defamation suit in the Bombay High Court against Rabia Khan, the mother of the deceased.
The suit, filed by Aditya, wife Zarina and daughter Sana, alleged that Rabia, a UK national, had posted slanderous, defamatory and abusive comments on Twitter which had put the Pancholi family in poor light in the eyes of the society.
“So far, we have not got any notice but we know that the suit has been filed and would be heard on Wednesday (July 9),” said Rabia’s lawyer Dinesh Tiwari. “An environment of hatred and embarrassment has been created for us and we have been shunned before the right thinking people in society,” says the suit.
Jiah Khan, 25, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Juhu home on June 3 last year. Police suspected that she had committed suicide after Sooraj Pancholi, with whom she had a live-in relationship, broke up with her.