Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has committed suicide by hanging herself at her Juhu residence, the police said.
Jiah Khan, who was just 25, committed suicide by hanging herself late last night. The body was found by her mother, Rabiya Khan, at 11 PM. The body was sent to Cooper hospital for postmortem.
Jiah Khan’s maid servant, watchman and neighbors are being interrogated to find out the details about her last visitor.
According to a close friend of the actress, Jiah Khan might have committed suicide due to her depression. But the friend added that the actress was finally got out of depression and meeting new filmmakers.
Jiah Khan, whose real name is Nafisa Khan, was brought up in London. The actress recently moved to Mumbai to pursue her career in Bollywood.
The actress made her debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in a controversial movie ‘Nishabd’ in March 2007. Jiah Khan played the role of a young girl who falls in love with her best friend’s father. Though the movie got mixed reviews for its bold content, actress Jiah Khan’s confident performance was praised. The actress even earned a nomination for Filmfare Best Debut award.
Later the actress starred in the movie ‘Ghajini’ with Aamir Khan and Asin. The actress was last seen in Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull’ in 2010.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was the first to react to the news on Twitter.
“WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!,” wrote Aamir Khan.
Shahid Kapoor, opposite whom Jiah Khan was cast in ‘Chance Pe Dance’ only to be replaced by Genelia D'Souza later, expressed shock over Jiah Khan’s suicide.
“Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan... Very disturbing... RIP... may her soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.
“#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!” wrote Bipasha Basu on her Twitter page.
RIP Jiah Khan.