Mumbai, June 04, 2013
25-year-old Bollywood actress Jiah Khan allegedly committed suicide on Monday night by hanging herself at her Juhu residence, 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 own dupatta to hang herself.
Police said postmortem of the body will be conducted today and they have registered a case of accidental death.
Police are yet to record the statement of the actress’ mother as she is in shock.
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.
Later she appeared as a supporting actress in Sajid Khan‘s multi starrer comedy film ‘Housefull’ (2010). This was her last film.
Jiah was brought up in England and had shifted to Mumbai recently to act in Hindi films.
Actor Dia Mirza reportedly broke the news of Jiah’s death on micro blogging site Twitter.
Police today questioned Suraj Pancholi, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, to whom actress Jiah Khan had made her last phone call before ending her life.
25-year-old Jiah hanged herself at her Juhu residence between 11 PM and 11.30 PM yesterday, sending shock waves in Bollywood.
Jiah, according to police, last spoke to Suraj around 10:40 PM.
Suraj had gone to Juhu police station along with his actor parents and was being questioned, sources said.
According to Jiah’s mother Razia Khan, the actress, who made her dream debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Nishabd’, was unhappy about her acting career. She had last appeared in a supporting role in Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer comedy ‘Housefull’ in 2010.
As per her mother, Jiah was exploring a career in interior designing besides acting in films.
Khan told the police that Jiah had gone to Hyderabad on June 2 for an audition which did not go well.
Her last rites have not yet been performed because the family is waiting for her friends and relatives to arrive from London, where she was born and brought up.
Police have also questioned her maid, watchman and neighbours to determine the cause of the alleged suicide.
The post-mortem examination at J J hospital suggested the death was caused due to hanging.