Mumbai: 25-year old Bollywood actress Jiah Khan allegedly committed suicide on Monday night by hanging herself at her Juhu residence, police said.
According to the police, her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors. Jiah made her acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial movie, ‘Nishabd’, where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
Upon its release in March 2007, the film received mixed reviews, but Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal. She also got a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination for this film.
Jiah then appeared alongside Aamir Khan in A R Murugadoss’s ‘Ghajini’, the Hindi remake of the director’s own Tamil film of the same name.
Later she appeared as a supporting actress in Sajid Khan’s multi starrer comedy film ‘Housefull’ (2010). This was her last film.
Jiah was brought up in England and had shifted to Mumbai recently to act in Hindi films.
Even Amitabh Bachchan expressed shock on hearing the news. He said, “WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!” on his twitter account.
Jiah Khan’s last tweet
Jiah Khan tweets, “So sorry I have been off twitter! Took a bit of a break from twitter verse.. sometimes u need a sabbatical to recollect ur thoughts.”
Many Bollywood celebs tweeted about Jiah Khan on her suicide
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “What!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!”
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma tweeted: “Never ever seen a debutante actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in ‘Nishabd’. Shocked and choked to hear about Jiah”.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who worked with Jia in “Housefull”, said, “Nothing worse than waking up to a bad news- shocked n dumb struck- RIP Jiah. She was full of life and had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend n will miss her. Am deeply saddened.”
Anupam Kher tweeted “Jiah Khan was full of life when I worked with her long time back. So sad that something drove her to take this extreme step. RIP”
Actor Shahid Kapoor, said, “Shocked and saddened to hear about Jiah Khan… Very disturbing. RIP… May her soul rest in peace.”
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