Sheezan Khan is in jail for allegedly abetting the suicide of TV actress Tunisha Sharma. On January 2, Sheezan’s lawyer, Adv. Shailendra Mishra and his sisters Falaq Naaz, Shafaq Naaz and his mother, spoke up for the first time about it in a press conference.
Sheezan Khan’s mother and sisters held a press conference today (Photo credit: Yogen Shah).
By India Today Web Desk: Tunisha Sharma’s death has come as a shock to everyone. The actress died by suicide on December 24, 2022. The actress hanged herself in the make-up room of her co-star and former boyfriend Sheezan Mohammed Khan. The actor’s judicial custody has been extended for 14 days, after he was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of Tunisha Sharma. The 27-year-old actor was arrested by Valiv Police in Palghar district on December 26.
Now, on January 2, Sheezan Khan’s lawyer, Adv. Shailendra Mishra and his sisters Falak Naaz, Shafaq Naaz and his mother spoke up for the first time after facing several allegations. They held a press conference and spoke to the media about the case.
SHEEZAN KHAN’S SISTERS DENY LOVE JIHAD ALLEGATIONS
Tunisha Sharma died by suicide on December 24. The 20-year-old actress’ funeral took place on December 27. On Monday morning, Sheezan’s mother and sisters – actresses Shafaq Naaz and Falaq Naaz – held a press conference in Mumbai where they addressed allegations made against the actor. Addressing Tunisha’s family’s charges, Sheezan’s family told the media that these were baseless and allegations of love jihad and black magic were sad.
Sheezan’s lawyer said, “Tunisha was very happy with the time she spent with Sheezan’s family. Pawan Sharma, who claimed to be Tunisha’s maternal uncle, was actually her manager, who was fired by her. All these allegations have also been made by that so -called uncle only. Tunisha fired him because she was unhappy with his interference.”
The family also addressed the love jihad allegations made by Tunisha’s mother. Falaq Naaz said, “Tunisha was like my sister. I met her on the sets of a shoot in Ladakh. Since then, I have acted like an elder sister to her. We could never see her in trouble. All these talks about hijab, dargah are baseless. Following a religion is our own personal choice. It is our personal space. We never force anyone. It is not even our right. People are saying we forced her to wear hijab, but it is a picture from one of her shoots.” For the uninitiated, a picture of Tunisha wearing a hijab was circulating on the internet a few days ago. Many claimed it as proof of the love jihad claims.
She further said, “Why are you stuck in religion? You should be talking about mental health.”
Shafaq added, “It was also claimed that Tunisha had started speaking Urdu. To this, Shafaz said, “Kisi language se kya lena dena. We live in India. So accepting a certain language or a religion doesn’t prove anything. This is a very wrong assumption. Religion is very personal and we will never force anyone.”
SHEEZAN’S MOM SAYS ‘DO YOU WANT MY SON TO COMMIT SUICIDE TOO?’
At last, Sheezan Khan’s mother said, “Tunisha’s mother Vanita disrespected us a lot but we will maintain our dignity. She claimed that Falaq took her to a dargah but she has no information about that. You give us proof! You are talking just senseless things. She also accused Sheezan of slapping Tunisha. If your child is being tortured on sets like this, will you just sit and talk on the phone? Hamare bacche ko thappad maare aur hum aise baithe rahenge maa hone ke naate? She used to talk to me so she could have told me about it. She used to eat at my place, stay with me. So when this incident happened, why did she wait? Why didn’t she come to my place and slap Sheezan? Was she waiting for Tunisia to take this step?”
She added, “One more thing, Vanita has lost her only child and her lawyer was busy taking power of attorney. You have lost a child! Your mission should only be to find out why your child took this step. The truth should come out in the world. How can a mother do this? I also want justice for her because she was like a daughter to me too. Only God knows how difficult this journey is for us. Tunisha was like a younger daughter to me. She is gone On the other hand, my son, who is innocent, is in jail. Vanita is after him. What do you want Vanita ji? Your daughter has committed suicide, do you want my son to commit suicide too? You are torturing him. “
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WHAT DID TUNISHA SHARMA’S MOTHER ACCUSE SHEEZAN OF?
While Sheezan continues to be under police custody, Tunisha’s mother Vanita Sharma made shocking claims about their relationship. In a press conference, she alleged that Tunisha once checked Sheezan’s phone. Apparently, Tunisha caught her speaking to some other girl, after which, both had a fight. Vanita claimed that they broke up because of this.
She also said that Tunisha died by suicide in Sheezan’s room. Vanita alleged that she may have been alive after breaking the door of that room but Sheezan may have left her to die. She also claimed that Tunisha informed her that Sheezan used to consume drugs on the sets. “There were changes in Tunisia’s behavior. Sheezan forced her to follow Islam. She also posted on her Instagram that morning but what happened after that, we have no idea,” said Vanita.
SHEEZAN KHAN’S CUSTODY EXTENDED
After a magistrate’s court on December 29 extended the police custody of actor Sheezan Khan for a day, the actor’s judicial custody has now been extended by 14 days. The lawyers of the actor will not apply for bail. In the last few days, the police complained about Sheezan not cooperating during the investigation. Police said in the court that the actor is not telling the password of his Google and mail ID. In his defense, the police told the court that Sheezan is pretending to have forgotten the passwords. However, the lawyer for the star said that since Sheezan’s cell phone is with the police, the password can be cracked by any expert.
Tunisha Sharma, who was acting in the TV series Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul alongside Sheezan Khan, was found hanging in the make-up on the set of the show near Vasai on December 24.