Sooraj Pancholi

Not many are aware of this, but actor Sooraj Pancholi deals with stammering issues in real life and he has battled with stammering as a young child and has overcome it to a major extent now. Speaking up on the same to a leading daily, the actor said, “I still do stammer sometimes, but I’ve practised hard and become conscious about it. That’s when I’m more relaxed and not scared of being judged. Long dialogues make me mindful that I need to get a fix on stuttering, and not fumble. I see stammering as just a small issue in one’s head, and one can overcome it.”

As a kid, his friends used to make fun of him, but that helped him even more in coping with it. He says, “You can take it the way you want — positively or negatively.” His parents never really pointed out to him that he stuttered, and he too didn’t care much about the stammering until he was 17 and he had acting in his head always. He adds, “That’s when I became conscious and started thinking about speech, dialogue delivery, and so on. I live alone so I read out my dialogues or newspaper headlines very loudly. I think you are your own best teacher.” (Also Read: Jiah Khan’s suicide case: CBI couldn’t recover her chats with Sooraj Pancholi)


Speaking about getting nervous during media interactions, he says, “I don’t prepare a speech. As long as I’m being myself, nothing else matters to me. If I have to stammer and get stuck, I will. It’s all right. We are all humans and all have flaws, and this is not a permanent problem.” He also gives the example of Hrithik Roshan by saying, “I think he’s the best example of how good you can be despite flaws. There aren’t many actors who can speak like him. He’s pretty perfect. That should be a motivation for people who stammer.”

On the work front, the actor will be seen in an untitled movie with Ajay Devgn.