Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was shell shocked on hearing the news of the suicide of 25 years old Jiah Khan. He worked with Jiah Khan in the movie ‘Nishabd’ which released in the year 2007. A shocked Bachchan tweeted, “What!!! Jiah Khan??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!,”
On Wednesday, in an event, talking about Jiah Khan the superstar said, “I am very sad and also worried. It feels strange to talk about it. Sometimes there are situations when someone gets sad and depressed. They come with dreams and when it is not fulfilled, they give up. I want to say that to end your life like this is not good. I am deeply upset with what has happened with Jiah Khan”.
Jiah Khan, whose original name was Nafisa Khan was found hanging in her apartment in Sagar Sangeet building on 3rd June 2013. On prima facie Police confirmed that this is a suicide case. The British Indian actress was disturbed about her failing Bollywood career and also over her ailing relationship with Sooraj Pancholi, who happens to be the son of Aditya Pancholi.
Entire Bollywood was aghast and deeply pained by the death of this young and vivacious actress. Director Ram Gopal Varma, who featured Jiah in Nishabd, was equally sad over her death. He said, “Never ever seen a debutante actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah, when I was directing her in ‘Nishabd’. The whole unit of Nishabd was literally in love with Jiah. No matter what her problem was I just so wish she applied her on-screen philosophy of Nishabd to her own life. Shocked and choked to hear about Jiah.”
Apart from ‘Nishabd’, the actress was seen in ‘Ghajni’ (2008) and in ‘Housefull’ (2010). The actress worked with big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Aakshay Kumar during her brief filmy career.
Her co-star from ‘Housefull’, Riteish Deshmukh grieved by saying, “Nothing worse than waking up to a bad news- shocked n dumb struck- RIP Jiah. She was full of life and had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend n will miss her. Am deeply saddened.”
Bipasha Basu tweeted, “Life has to be experienced and lived! It’s a limitless ocean, have to swim through it,and not let it drown you! Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul.”
Apart from these actor and actresses, a number of other Bollywood figures like Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Farah Khan, Shreya Ghosal mourned over the death of Jiah Khan.