Bollywood actor Jiah Khan has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Juhu, Mumbai late Monday night, police said.
According to the police, her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors.
Jiah’s mother and sister had gone out and she was alone at the house when the incident happened, police said.
“Jiah’s mother and sister found her hanging when they returned at around 11 pm,” police said, adding that Jiah used her dupatta to hang herself.
Police said postmortem of the body will be conducted on Tuesday and they have registered a case of accidental death.
Police are yet to record the statement of the actor's mother as she is in shock.
The 25-year-old actor made her acting debut in the controversial Ram Gopal Varma’s Nishabd where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
Upon its release in March 2007, the film received mixed reviews, but Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal. She also got a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination.
She then appeared alongside Aamir Khan in A.R. Murugadoss’ Ghajini (2008), the Hindi remake of the director’s Tamil film of the same name.
Later she appeared as a supporting actor in Sajid Khan’s multi starrer comedy Housefull (2010). This was her last film.