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Sooraj Pancholi’s mother Zarina Wahab meets Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya

Zarina said she had just come to pay a courtesy visit as one troubled mother to another.

Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork |
June 16, 2013 11:23:15 am

On Tuesday evening,on an impulse,Zarina Wahab decided to pay an unannounced visit to the late Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Khan. It was the first time that the two mothers came face to face.

The meeting between the two grieving mothers apparently didn’t go too well. A friend of the Pancholis reports that Rabiya Khan met the inherently gregarious Zarina coldly.

A friend said: “Rabiya Khan made it very clear she wasn’t really interested in meeting Zarina Wahab,nor in talking to her. Rabiya had a foreigner friend named Tom with her all through the time that Zarina spent with her.”

Apparently,Zarina made it clear at the outset of the meeting that she hadn’t come to meet Jiah’s mother for any kind of settlement regarding Sooraj Panscholi’s arrest.

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Zarina’s friend said: “Zarina said she had just come to pay a courtesy visit as one troubled mother to another. However Rabiya Khan was curt,impatient and in a hurry to end the meeting. She threw a lot of accusations at Zarina saying that Sooraj ill-treated her phool si bachchi. Rabiya also warned Zarina that she had CCTV footage of Sooraj being unkind to Jiah. Zarina tried to explain to Khan that there was no point in accusations and counter-accusations when Jiah was gone. However Khan was in no mood to listen. Funnily enough Rabiya’s foreigner friend curtly told Zarina,’No more questions,please!’ Maybe he mistook her for a journalist. Zarina left soon after. She saw no point in delaying a conversation that was going nowhere.”

When contacted Zarina Wahab said she had indeed paid Jiah’s mother a visit. “But it was not to pacify her or to work out any compromise in my son’s favour. If he has done any wrong let him suffer the consequences. No,I went just as one mother reaching out to another. I suggested we go inside the house because there were a lot of media persons outside. Rabiyaji was in no mood for any conversation with me. I wouldn’t want to discuss what we spoke about.”

Zarina said: “When Rabiyaji says my son Sooraj was not the right person for her daughter I completely agree with her. Jiah needed someone much more mature and experienced to take care of her. My son is just starting out. Jiah is supposed to have said in the letter that my son never loved her the way she did. I completely agree with that. Jiah was too much in love with my son. He just couldn’t reciprocate in the same measure. But he cared deeply for her in his own way”

Zarina reveals that on May 18,Jiah landed up at the Panscholi’s doorstep in an emotionally disturbed condition. “She told us she had quarreled with her mother. She was very upset. Sooraj sat her down. He had a doctor’s appointment. So he told others in the house not to leave her alone for a single moment. Sooraj knew she could harm herself.”

Zarina also refutes Rabiya’s claims that Sooraj sent a “breakup bouquet” to Jiah on the ill-fated Monday when she passed away. “That is nonsense. What is a breakup bouquet? Jiah told Sooraj that she had signed three new films. Sooraj told his assistant to order a bouquet and the card read,’All The Best’. I know because I found out. Sooraj did not meet Jiah that Monday at all. So how could he have hit her? In fact my son never raised his hand on Jiah or any women. I would disown him if he did. Her mother claims she has CCTV footage of my son visiting Jiah on Monday. Either she is hallucinating or lying. My son did not meet Jiah on the day she died.”

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