After being in jail for three weeks, Suraj Pancholi has finally been released on bail. The budding actor got arrested on charges of “abetting actress Jiah Khan’s suicide.”
Now finally he is out on bail of Rs 50,000. Naturally, his parents – Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab – are much relieved to see their son out of bars. It’s a happy family re-union!
As soon as the news broke of Suraj’s bail, celebrities started expressing their happiness and support for the guy.
Salman Khan tweeted: “Sooooo happy that Suraj got bail.”
Talking about his acting prospects, Suraj has already signed a film with Suniel Shetty’s daughter where she plays the lead opposite him. And it’s been heard that Sunil Shetty has no objection with the two working together despite what happened.
Perhaps this indicates that the doors to Bollywood are still open for him. His parents are known people in the industry. They will try to get him the best possible launch pad.
Plus, perks of being a celebrity or a star son are obviously there. While in jail, his father Aditya Pancholi said that Suraj was being treated well by his inmates once they got to know he is was. So when Suraj can get preferential treatment in jail, he can surely be served on platter in the film industry.
The film fraternity anyway has a short lived memory when it comes to incidents that do not concern them. That’s the beauty of Bollywood, one can say. Let’s not forget most recent examples of Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan – both of them are caught in legal tangles. Sanjay Dutt is already in jail serving his sentence. We all know once he is out he will be back on filmi radar, pretty smoothly.
Coming back to Pancholis… Suraj’s parents will be his backbone in B-town but will Suraj make it big? Will he be a one film wonder or does he have the makings of a superstar? Whether or not, we’ll have to wait and watch but entry in films shouldn’t be much of a hassle, that’s evident!
The Road Ahead
Even though Suraj can try his luck in movies, there are restrictions he will have to deal with. Since he is out on bail, he cannot leave the country. So how will he deal with shooting at exotic locations and outdoor shoots? He may even have to surrender his passport.
Another fear (for some time at least) that will haunt him will be constant connection with (late) Jiah Khan and the case. Then getting into a relationship will not be easy for him. His parents would like to keep an eye on this aspect of his life.
Getting linked with co-stars is a daily affair in B-town. Suraj will need to learn the nuances of how to handle such situations smartly. If he gets stuck in every second love affair, his career will end before it begins.
His parents, friends, well-wishers and supporters bailed him out of a mess but from here on it is his own drive. Basically, he needs to be smart to make it big. Jiah Khan suicide case has already given him enough bad publicity, now maybe some good effective PR can save his sinking ship.
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