Calling her “full of life” and “high-spirited”, Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and shock over the death of actor Jiah Khan.
Jiah (25) whose real name is Nafisa Khan, was found hanging at her residence at around 11 pm last night.
“What!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!,” tweeted a shocked Amitabh Bachchan.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma called Jiah a girl with “spunk and spirit.”
“…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,” Varma tweeted.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who worked with Jia in Housefull, said, “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.”
“Jiah Khan was full of life when I worked with her long time back. So sad that something drove her to take this extreme step. RIP,” tweeted Anupam Kher who had also worked with the actress.
Actor Shahid Kapoor, said, “Shocked and saddened to hear about Jiah Khan… Very disturbing. RIP… May her soul rest in peace.”
“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,” Bipasha Basu tweeted.
“Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy.. Very very shocking and disturbing news,” added Sonam Kapoor.
Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan tweeted, “Can’t register that Jiah is no more… Worked with her in ‘Housefull’ and she was so beautiful n such a good soul. Too young to go Jiah.”
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli said, “What she must’ve gone through to take such a step we’ll never know. May her soul rest in peace.”
“Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life. RIP,” said Arshad Warsi.
Dia Mirza posted on her Twitter page, “RIP Nafisa (Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful. This is no way to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. They do. Never give up!.”
Mumbai Police questions Aditya Pancholi’s son in Jiah Khan suicide case
The Mumbai Police is questioning Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj, who was said to be close to the late actor, in connection with her suicide, they said on Tuesday.
According to a senior police officer, Suraj was a close friend of Jiah and they had a telephonic conversation on Monday night before the actress allegedly hanged herself at her Juhu residence.
Apart from Suraj, the police would also question another youth who was said to be her boyfriend.
Three-doctor team conducts autopsy
Meanwhile, a team of three doctors conducted autopsy on Jiah’s body at JJ Hospital. The procedure was recorded on camera.
Jiah’s burial on Wednesday
According to Jiah’s family sources, her body was likely to be buried around 7 am on Wednesday. The place of burial was not yet decided.
Her sister was expected to arrive in the city from London by Tuesday evening.