Ever since Suraj Pancholi was arrested on charges of abetting suicide of his girlfriend and actress Jiah Khan, the internet is abuzz with reports about the aspiring actor.
Latest report is that Suraj was considered for the male lead role in the recently released "Aashiqui 2". Producer Mahesh Bhatt was contemplating a few names to play the role of a singer in the romantic musical and Suraj was one among them.
But Bhatt opted for Aditya Roy Kapoor as he wanted a soft face to don the lead character. "Suraj was there on our radar. He definitely has a strong presence. He has a lot of his father in him. But I needed some one vulnerable and endearing, hence I opted for Aditya," Bhatt told a leading daily.
When asked if he would cast Suraj in his films, he said, "As of now I don't have anything in mind, but we keep launching new faces."
Suraj was arrested on 10 June on charges of abetting Jiah's suicide. The action was taken after Jiah's mother handed over a six-page letter, allegedly written by the actress, to the police. In the letter, Jiah had penned about her "troubled" relationship with boyfriend Suraj.
Suraj, son of Aditya and Zarina Wahab, was sent to judicial custody till 27 June. His bail plea hearing has been slated for 21 June. Suraj's parents have stood by their son, claiming that he is not criminal and is being victimised.
Meanwhile, reports surfaced on Tuesday that the handwriting in Jiah's letter found by her family does not match with the love letters (allegedly written by Jiah) found at Suraj's residence. However, the police have termed it as "media speculation" and said that no such statement has been released, reported DNA.
The cops will be sending the letters for forensic examination to determine if the handwriting matches in these letters.
Jiah, who made her debut in the controversial film "Nishabd", committed suicide by hanging at her Juhu residence on 3 June. She was last seen onscreen playing a small role in Akshay Kumar's "Housefull", which was released in 2010.