Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Dead Of Apparent Suicide At 25

Bollywood is mourning the tragic death of one of its own.  
On Monday, June 3, Indian actress Jiah Khan's mother found the actress hanged at her Juhu residence in Mumbai in what authorities called an apparent suicide. She was 25.

Unnamed sources who were said to be close to her told the Indian press: "She had been depressed for some time due to personal issues, but was keen on returning to acting soon. She was also meeting filmmakers regarding projects."

A police source in Mumbai revealed to Reuters that there was no suicide note, and the case is not being treated as suspicious, though they are presently questioning Suraj Pancholi, the son of actor pair Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, with whom Khan last spoke on the phone.

According to the Times of India, Suraj Pancholi had spoken to her by telephone within an hour of her death around 10:40 p.m. Pancholi had given Jiah a bouquet on Monday. Sources claimed she threw it out of the window and hang herself.

Members of the Bollywood community are sharing their memories and condolences on twitter, remembering Khan as "full of life."

"Just cant believe that someone as young and so full of life is just dead," filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote on twitter. Varma directed Khan in her debut performance in his 2007 film Nishabd, in which she portrayed the female lead in the Lolita-based story.

"Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in Nishabd," he continued, adding: "I don't know the reason what led to this but Jiah was very depressed about her career and scared for her future."

Khan (real name: Nafisa Khan) was born in New York and grew up in London before moving to Mumbai to pursue acting full time.

In addition to Nishabd, the young actress also had supporting roles in 2008 psychological thriller Ghajini and comedy Housefull in 2010. Housefull would ultimately be her last film.

Fellow actress Dia Mirza shared her condolences as well, tweeting that Khan was "too young and beautiful" to go.

"Can't register that Jiah is now more," filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan added. "Worked with her in Housefull and she was so beautiful and such a good soul. Too young to go Jiah."

R.I.P Jiah Khan

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