The entire Bollywood plunged into grief and sadness, as actress Jiah Khan committed suicide by hanging herself after losing the battle to depression. Jiah, who had been under severe depression, as she did not get any films in the last three years, was found dead at her flat in the’Sagar Sangeet’ apartment in Juhu, Mumbai.
No suicide note was found in Jiah’s flat. Big B Amitabh Bachahan led the Bollywood to mourn Jiah’s sad end. Jiah had made her debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Nishabd” (2007) opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She also starred in “Ghajini” (2008) opposite Aamir Khan and “Housefull” (2010) opposite Akshay Kumar.
However, she failed to get any other movies in the last three years and got a series of rejections from the filmmakers. Jiah’s mother and sister were not at home when the incident occurred.
The news of Jiah Khan’s death was first reported by Dia Mirza on Twitter at around 1:45 AM. Jiah’s mother Rabiya Amin, was an actress in the 1980s. She confirmed that Jiah was suffering from severe depression because of setbacks in professional life. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police are questioning Jiah’s boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, who is also the son of actor Aditya Pancholi in connection with her suicide.
Here’s how the celebrities have reacted to Jiah Khan’s death on Twitter:
Amitabh Bachchan: “WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!(sic).”
Shahid Kapoor: “Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan … Very disturbing … RIP ….may her soul rest in peace (sic).”
Arshad Warsi: “Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life… RIP (sic).”
Bipasha Basu: “#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!(sic)”.
Kunal Kohli: “What she must’ve gone thru to take such a step we’ll never know. May her soul rest in peace. Jiah Khan.”
Ram Gopal Varma: “Shocked and choked to hear about Jiah … So young and so pretty … Just cant believe that someone as young nd so full of life is just dead … Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when i was directing her in Nishabd … No matter what her problem was I just so wish she applied her on screen philosophy of Nishabd to her own life which is to .’take lite’ … The whole unit of Nishabd was literally in love with Jiah(sic)”
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!(sic)”
Farha Khan: “CAN’T register that jiah is no more..worked with her in Housefull n she was so beautiful n such a good soul.2 young 2 go jiah”.
Sonam Kapoor: “Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy.. Very very shocking and disturbing news..”
Mahesh Bhatt: “A writer who ended his life wrote: The idea of suicide is a protest against life; by dying, I would escape this longing for death”.