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Jiah Khan’s suicide: Bollywood shocked beyond words

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:48

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Actor Jiah Khan, who forayed into the Hindi film industry with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Nishabd’, was found dead at her Mumbai residence at around 11PM on June 3, 2013. Jiah had apparently been depressed for a while and had committed suicide when her mother and sister had gone out of the house. While the police have begun investigating Jiah’s suicide, entire Bollywood has been unanimous in expressing their shock over the death of the actor.

Actress Dia Mirza first broke the news of Jiah’s death on Twitter a few hours after the latter was discovered dead. Ever since, actors from the fraternity have been expressing themselves on the micro-blogging site. Here’s what some celebrities had to say:

Actor Amitabh Bachachan took to Twitter to express, “WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!(sic).”

Shahid Kapoor too tweeted, “Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan ... Very disturbing ... RIP ....may her soul rest in peace (sic).”

Actor Arshad Warsi tweeted, “Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life... RIP (sic).”

“So shocked and saddened by this terrible news!! May your soul find peace #Jiah khan (sic),” Kunal Kapoor wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Bipasha Basu too took to Twitter, "#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!(sic)"

"Very sad news about Jiah khan :( makes me feel vulnerable :(... It`s a strange world(sic)," tweeted Aditi Rao Hydari.

Actor-comedian Vir Das wrote, "It`s just incredibly sad when anyone so young takes their own life. R.I.P Jiah Khan.(sic)"

Director Kunal Kohli tweeted, "What she must`ve gone thru to take such a step we`ll never know. May her soul rest in peace. Jiah Khan."

"Shocked and saddened by the news ... Gone way too soon... RIP Jiah Khan(sic)," wrote Neha Dhupia on the micro-blogging site.

Director Ram Gopal Varma, whose `Nishabd` Jiah Khan had entered Bollywood with, took to Twitter to express himself. RGV tweeted, "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)"

The director further added, "The last time I met her jiah told me that everyone around her makes her feel like a failure ... Inspite of being highly appreciated in Nishabd nd being a part of hugely successful Ghazni and Houseful she had no work for the last 3 years ... I dont know the reason what led to this but jiah was very depressed about her career and scared for her future(sic)"

Manoj Bajpayee wrote, "Its shocking to hear that a young one has commited suicide.may your soul rest in peace jiah khan!too young to go!(sic)"

Sandhya Mridul`s tweet read: "Oh god why ... Rip Jiah .. May you find love & joy wherever you are ..(sic)"

Actor Ritesh Deshmukh tweeted, "Nothing worse than waking up to bad news- shocked n dumb struck- RIP Jiah... Worked with Jiah in Housefull- she was full of life n had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend n will miss her. Am deeply saddened(sic)"

Sonu Sood too expressed himself through the micro-blogging site: "Shocked by jiah khans news. Had met her recently,was full of life..too early to go. RIP.(sic)"

First Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 17:28

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