Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who debuted with Amitabh Bachchan in the film Nishabd, and also acted in Aamir Khan’s film Ghajini, committed suicide at her Juhu residence on Monday night. The 25-year-old actress was reportedly suffering from depression. Jian had moved to Mumbai recently and was living with her mother Rabiya.
Her body has been taken to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem.
Police has taken initial statements of Jiah’s mother, their servant, house maid, watchman and three friends.
Her mother said, Jiah was depressed after coming from Hyderabad after doing an audition for two big Telugu films. Her audition had reportedly gone awry, she told police.
Jiah, she said, wanted to make her career in Telugu films, after her career drooped in Bollywood. She had no Bollywood project with her at the moment.
The last film that she acted was in the Bollywood film Housefull, in which she had a minor role.
Doctors at Cooper Hospital said, initial reports about the post-mortem would be available by noon.
DCP Zone 9 has deputed two tams and a team of local police to begin investigations. No suicide note was left by the actress in her home.
Actor Aditya Pancholi came to Sagar Sangeet Apartment no 102 to console Jiah’s mother this morning.
The suicide took place at around 10:45 pm on the third floor of Sagar Sangeet Apartments in Juhu.