Nishabd fame Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead at her Juhu residence in Mumbai on Monday night and police suspect that she might have committed suicide.
“Jiah was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her Juhu apartment by her mother and sister when they returned home at around 11 pm last night,” said the police, adding that prima facie evidence suggests that she might have committed suicide.
Police officials said that they are questioning 25-year-old actress’s maid, watchman and neighbours to find out about the last visitors to her residence. Jiah’s mother and sister had gone out when the incident took place.
“The doctors will conduct autopsy on her body today and we have registered a case of accidental death,” added the police. Police officials are yet to record her mother’s statement, however, she told mediapersons that Jiah was depressed as she rejected for a roles in movie few days back and she wanted to quit Bollywood as she was not future in the film industry.
Police is likely to question her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, to ascertain the reasons that led to her suicide.
Jiah was brought up in England but she had shifted to Mumbai to work in Bollywood.
Jiah had made her acting debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial movie, Nishabd, where she had played a leading lady’s role in the movie opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
Jiah was praised by critics for her confidence, attitude and sex appeal and she had got a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination for her acting.
She had acted alongside Aamir Khan in A R Murugadoss’s Ghajini and in Sajid Khan’s multi starrer comedy film Housefull (2010) as supporting actress.
Bollywood’s super star Amitabh Bachhan expressed shock over her death and wrote on social networking site Twitter, “WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!”
The news of her death was broke by Dia Mirza who wrote on her Twitter account, ‘RIP Nafisa(Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful…’
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor wrote, ‘Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan … Very disturbing … RIP ….may her soul rest in peace’ and Pritish Nandy also expressed his condolences and wrote on Twitter, ‘So sad to see unhappiness and disappointment destroy a young life… Jiah Khan RIP.’