2020 has all been about negativity. The coronavirus pandemic has left the world in shock and we saw so many people losing their life. We lost so many people this year. Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has been a terrible shock and people are still not able to believe that he is no more. His suicide case has not been handed over to the CBI and many names have come forward who are accused of being involved in this case. Sooraj Pancholi has been one of them. For the unversed, Sushant’s former manager Disha Salian had committed suicide just a few days before Sushant and Sooraj’s name was dragged into the controversy, associating him to the untimely deaths of Sushant and Disha. With so much negativity and threats he has been receiving, Sooraj Pancholi decided to quit Instagram. Yes, he has decided to step away from social media and he has bid adieu to Instagram last night. He deleted all his Instagram posts except for the one he had posted on his 28th birthday, November 9, 2018.
He posted an Instagram story that read, “See you Instagram! Hopefully will see you someday when the world is a better place.” He ended the note saying, “I need to Breathe”. Earlier, Sooraj Pancholi had reacted to his name being dragged in Sushant and Disha’s suicide case. In an interview with Bombay Times, he said, “I don’t even know who Disha is, I have never met her in my life. I found out about her after Sushant’s death, and I feel bad for the families involved. Someone has written this rubbish on their personal Facebook page, made it into a movie script and put it out there. It feels like it’s me against the world. First of all, it’s painful that Sushant is no more. People using his name for whatever reasons is wrong. The situation is such that anyone writes anything and it goes viral in a few minutes. People who don’t know the truth, actually believe what’s been written. I have also been getting supportive messages saying, ‘Be strong and cope with it, these are hard times and jobless people are spreading these rumours’. But, at the end of the day, I am human, too.”
He has been receiving a lot of backlash on social media since then and hence the actor had also filed an FIR for harassment.