Star's Hanging Stuns Bollywood
Jiah Khan, 25, found in her Mumbai apartment
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2013 8:36 AM CDT
In this Dec. 19, 2008 file photo, Bollywood actress Jiah Khan smiles during a promotional event for the Hindi movie 'Ghajini' in Bangalore, India.   (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, file)

(Newser) – Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, 25, was found dead at her Mumbai home last night. Her mother discovered her hanging body, according to police, who say they haven't found a suicide note, the BBC reports. A hospital post-mortem is set to investigate the cause of Khan's death, police say. Bollywood colleagues were stunned by the New York-born, London-raised actress' death.

One in particular had a lot to say: "Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah," tweeted director Ram Gopal Varma. But he didn't stop there; more tweets:

  • "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 [the film] Nishabd [and] 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"

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Jun 5, 2013 3:32 PM CDT
The problem with being admired/desired for your looks is that it leaves you feeling worthless and empty. If indeed she committed suicide, I'll bet she found herself in that predicament.
Jun 5, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
So hot.
Jun 4, 2013 10:49 PM CDT
C'mon, I can't be the only one that misread this as, "Star's Banging Stuns Hollywood" at first glance, can I?