Actress Jiah Khan commits suicide!
Bollywood actor Jiah Khan has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Juhu, Mumbai late Monday night, police said.
According to the police, her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors.
Jiah’s mother and sister had gone out and she was alone at the house when the incident happened, police said.
“Jiah’s mother and sister found her hanging when they returned at around 11 pm,” police said, adding that Jiah used her dupatta to hang herself.
Police said postmortem of the body will be conducted on Tuesday and they have registered a case of accidental death.
Police are yet to record the statement of the actor’s mother as she is in shock.
The 25-year-old actor made her acting debut in the controversial Ram Gopal Varma‘s 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.
She then appeared alongside Aamir Khan in AR Murugadoss‘ Ghajini (2008), the Hindi remake of the director’s Tamil film of the same name.
Later she appeared as a supporting actor in Sajid Khan‘s multi starrer comedy Housefull (2010). This was her last film.
Too young to go – Bollywood mourns Jiah Khan’s death
The “full of life” Nafisa alias Jiah Khan was “too young to go”, tweeted the “Nishabd” actress’ Bollywood colleagues, wondering what led the 25-year-old to take the extreme step of committing suicide.
The Britain-born actress was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight. Having made her Hindi film debut in 2007 opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the controversial “Nishabd”, she went on to feature in films like “Ghajini” and “Housefull”.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan called the news “unbelievable”, while actress Dia Mirza, who was among the firsts to tweet about Jiah’s death, posted: “This is no way to go”.
Here’s what her friends and colleagues from showbiz posted on Twitter:
Amitabh Bachchan: WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan??? What has happened? Is this correct? Unbelievable!
Dia Mirza: I was too shocked to say more last night. This is NO WAY to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. THEY DO. Never give up! #Jiah
Sonam Kapoor: Terrible tragedy. Very very shocking and disturbing news. Nobody should be in so much pain and a state of such hopelessness. I hope her soul finds some respite in death.
Shruti Haasan: RIP Jiah Khan – so sad to hear this news this morning. May she find her happiness somewhere.
Anupam Kher: 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.
Riteish Deshmukh: Worked with Jiah in Housefull. She was full of life and had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend and will miss her. Am deeply saddened
Shahid Kapoor: Shocked and saddened to hear about Jiah Khan. Very disturbing.
Bipasha Basu: RIP Jiah Khan! God bless her soul!
Amrita Arora: RIP Jiah khan… Too young too beautiful to be gone so soon!
Celina Jaitly: Cannot fathom what led her to such an unfortunate end…what must she be going through. Rest in peace in arms of God Jiah. Adieu!
Sonu Sood: Shocked by Jiah Khan’s news. Had met her recently, was full of life…too early to go. RIP.
Manoj Bajpayee: Its shocking to hear that a young one has commited suicide. May your soul rest in peace Jiah Khan! Too young to go.
Neha Dhupia: Shocked and saddened by the news. Gone way too soon. RIP Jiah Khan
Kunal Kohli: What she must’ve gone through to take such a step we’ll never know. May her soul rest in peace. Jiah Khan.
Aditi Rao Hydari: Very sad news about Jiah khan. Makes me feel vulnerable. It’s a strange world.
Rohit Roy: Woke up to the terribly sad news about Nafisa. Such a sweet girl. No age and surely no way to go.
Arshad Warsi: Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life.
Kunal Kapoor: So shocked and saddened by this terrible news!! May your soul find peace.
Minissha Lamba: Jiah Khan…. Peace be upon your beautiful soul.
Masaba’s wish to dress Jiah remains unfulfilled
Masaba Gupta is in a state of grief after the sudden demise of Nafisa alias Jiah Khan as the young designer had plans to design for the late actress soon.
“God bless you. We will meet in another life until then stay blessed. Spoke to Jiah two months back and I promised I would dress her soon. I don’t know what it was that was more important than her life. RIP,” tweeted Masaba who was also creative head of brand Satya Paul.
Jiah, who debuted in Bollywood opposite Amitabh Bachchan in “Nishabd“, committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai’s Juhu area, police said Tuesday. She was 25.
The Britain-born actress was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight. The cause of the suicide is not yet clear, police said, adding that autopsy reports were awaited.
“We will hope your free now. And in a better place. God bless. RIP, ” Masaba Gupta further tweeted.
News of her death was first reported by actress Dia Mirza through a social networking site around 1.45 a.m. The body of the actress was taken to the Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle Monday night and later shifted to JJ Hospital in Byculla.