|Actress Jiah Khan’s good friend Suraj Pancholi, who was reportedly the last person she spoke to before committing suicide on Monday night, is being questioned by police.
Suraj Pancholi is the son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. Jiah allegedly spoke with him on phone around 10.40 pm on Monday night. She hanged herself at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight.
According to reports, Suraj is being questioned by the Juhu police in connection with the suicide of the 25-year-old actress. His parents are with him at the police station. Police is also questioning the neighbours and Jiah’s domestic help to find out the possible cause of suicide.
Jiah Khan, who made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Ram Gopal Varma’s film Nishabd, was said to be depressed in her last days. According to her mother Razia Khan, Jiah was not happy about the way her acting career was going and even mulled the option of taking up interior designing.
Ram Gopal Varma, too, has corroborated on Twitter that Jiah Khan was depressed about her career.
Jiah Khan’s mother reportedly told the police that Jiah had gone to Hyderabad on June 2 for an audition but it didn’t go well. Earlier, in 2010, Jiah was ousted from a film titled Chance Pe Dance with Shahid Kapoor despite having shot a significant portion of the movie and was replaced with Genelia D’Souza.
Jiah Khan’s last film was Housefull in 2010. It was a blockbuster, but it didn’t bring her any movie offers.