Puneet Vashisht after the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, had shared a post on Facebook linking his death to former manager Disha Salian, who passed away a few days before the actor. The post also linked actor Sooraj Pancholi to both deaths. Sooraj has now filed a defamation complaint against Puneet for accusing Pancholi of criminal activities.
According to reports, parents of Disha Salian have also filed a separate police complaint against Puneet Vashisht for tarnishing their daughter's reputation. Puneet has since apologised for the post, which he claims was forwarded to him. While offering an apology, he told ABP News, "Who am I to accuse Sooraj of anything." After the post was shared on June 30, he added the word "forwarded" to the post on July 2.
Sooraj Pancholi's Complaint
Sooraj Pancholi in his complaint said, "Mischievous stories are planted in social media by Mr Puneet Vashisht and larger organised crime syndicate. The police should ask them to procure evidence for their theory and if they do not have any, action should be taken."
Sooraj Pancholi Says His Mother Is Worried He Might Hurt Himself
He had told India Today that his mother Zarina Wahab, is worried he will hurt himself. "She has spoken to me a couple of times. Even after Sushant's death, she spoke to me saying, 'Sooraj, whatever it is, if there's anything in your heart please come and talk to us. Don't be quiet.'" Sooraj added, "I'm not a very talkative person when it comes to my problems. I don't discuss with my family because I know they're stressed because of me."
Senior Inspector Reveals FIR Has Not Been Filed Yet
Meanwhile, Senior Inspector Rajendra Thakur of Versova Police Station told Indian Express that no FIR has been registered yet. "We have received the complaint and are conducting an inquiry," said the official. Disha's parents had also refuted claims made in Puneet's post. Her father told India Today, "As media has freedom of speech, we also have right of privacy, do not interfere in our life please. I request you all please. Police have explained me. They showed whole case evidences, post mortem report. My daughter was never pregnant, she never got pregnant. Rape never happened, organs are clear."