Calling her “full of life” and “high-spirited”,Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and shock over the death of young actress Jiah Khan.
Jiah,25,whose real name is Nafisa Khan,was found hanging at her residence at around 11 pm last night.
The actress made her acting debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s Nishabd opposite Amitabh Bachchan in March 2007.
T 1128 -WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 3,2013
Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy.. Very very shocking and disturbing news..
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) June 4,2013
Filmmaker Ran Gopal Varma called Jia 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.
Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when i was directing her in Nishabd
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 4,2013
Actor Riteish Deshmukh,who worked with Jia in Housefull,/i> tweeted:
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
— RITEISH DESHMUKH (@Riteishd) June 4,2013
CAN’T register that jiah is no more..worked with her in Housefull n she was so beautiful n such a good soul.2 young 2 go jiah.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) June 4,2013
Anupam Kher who had also worked with the actress tweeted:
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
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) June 4,2013
Bipasha Basu tweeted: “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 (@bipsluvurself) June 4,2013
Dia Mirza,who replaced Jiah in Tumsa Nahin Dekha:
I was too shocked to say more last night. This is NO WAY to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. THEY DO. Never give up! #Jiah
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 4,2013
Shocked to hear about jiah khan!
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) June 4,2013
Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan … Very disturbing … RIP ….may her soul rest in peace
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 4,2013
R.I.P. Jiah khan … Saddest news .. May god find her a happier place … Bless her ..my prayers ..love !
— Chitrangda Singh (@IChitrangda) June 3,2013
I’ve never been able to accept VJ Nafisa taking her own life & now hearin about Nafisa Khan brings it all back. It’s all so wrong.
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) June 4,2013
It’s just incredibly sad when anyone so young takes their own life. R.I.P Jiah Khan.
— Vir Das(@thevirdas) June 4,2013
So shocked and saddened by this terrible news!! May your soul find peace #Jiah khan
— kunal kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) June 4,2013
Shocked and saddened by the news … Gone way too soon… RIP Jiah Khan
— Neha Dhupia (@Neha_Dhupia) June 4,2013
What she must’ve gone thru to take such a step we’ll never know. May her soul rest in peace. #Jiah Khan
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) June 4,2013
Upon its release in March 2007,the film received mixed reviews,but Jiah Khan was noted for her confidence,attitude,and sex appeal.