Actress Jiah Khan hangs herself at her Mumbai residence


Bollywood actress Jiah Khan committed suicide at her Juhu residence late last night. She was 25. The actress has reportedly hanged herself. The body was taken to Mumbai hospital for postmortem. Her maid, neighbor and watchman were taken into custody for interrogation. Police said that Jiah was found dead in her room by her mother. No suicide note was found. Police interrogated who was the last person to visit Jiah.

Jiah Khan, real name Nafisa Khan made her acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Nishabd' where she played a teenager fall in love with her best friend’s father played by Amitabh Bachchan. The film drew controversy for the provocative content but Jiah was accepted for her sex appeal, and strong attitude. She was also nominated as best debutante at filmfare.

She also played a pivotal role in Aamir Khan starrer, A.R. Murugadoss's 'Ghajini'. She last appeared in Sajid Khan's multi starrer comedy film 'Housefull' (2010).

Her colleagues expressed shock and grief on twitter.

One of the first reactions was from her first co-star Amitabh Bachchan who tweeted: "T 1128 -WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!"

Bipasha Basu tweeted: "#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!"

Shahid Kapoor, with who Jiah had been cast in Chance Pe Dance before being replaced by Genelia D'Souza, tweeted: "Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan... Very disturbing... RIP... may her soul rest in peace."


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