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Popular Bollywood actress Jiah Khan commits suicide by hanging herself

By Mason White 11:40 AM June 5, 2013
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By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A popular Bollywood actress was found dead and hanging in her apartment, according to a statement released by police in India.

Jiah Khan, who made her debut starring opposite acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, died in an apparent suicide at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, police said Tuesday.

The 25-year-old, who grew up in London before moving to India for a career in Bollywood, was found dead at her home by a family member. Police were questioning neighbors, a police officer said, adding that they found a suicide note.

“We suspect that she hanged herself at home late on Monday,” an official said, saying that her body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

Khan, who was born in New York before moving to London and then Mumbai, made ​​her debut in Bollywood in 2007 in the controversial movie “Nishabd”, playing the role of a teen who fell in love with her much older best friend’s father, played by Bachchan.

“It was a very controversial issue in a country that is still quite closed on aspects of relationships,” Khan said in an interview.
The movie gained attention for its provocative story and Khan was praised for her performance.

The Indian movie industry reacted with shock and sadness to her death.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view