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Sooraj was at a hotel when Jiah died: Aditya Pancholi

13 November 2013 3:16 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Nov 13: Actor Aditya Pancholi, harried by the sudden allegations against his son in the Jiah Khan case, says Sooraj was at a five star hotel when the actress died.

"We've footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of Sooraj's guilt just doesn't arise," said Aditya reacting to Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan's allegation that her daughter was murdered by someone very "close" to her.

Jiah, known for her role in "Nishabd", was June 3 found hanging from the ceiling at her Juhu residence. She was 25. At that time the police had reportedly. »

- Shiva Prakash

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Rgv credits Big B for his entry into films

21 October 2013 3:55 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Oct 21: After barbs, megastar Amitabh Bachchan received praise from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (Rgv) who credited Big B for his entry into filmdom.

Big B and Rgv worked together in films like "Sarkar", "Sarkar Raj", "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag", "Department" and "Nishabd".

But relations between the two soured when Rgv posted some negative comments on Big B's performance in 2011 movie "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap".

On Sunday Varma tried to patch up by inviting the megastar to the launch of his movie "Satya 2" and Big B obliged him.

On his blog Big B mentioned his visit to the event and even uploaded. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Jiah Khan's mother files petition, seeks Cbi inquiry

4 October 2013 12:55 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Oct 4: Late actress Jiah Khan's mother Rabiya Khan has filed a fresh petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that her daughter could have been murdered. She has sought a Cbi inquiry into the case.

"Rabiya feels the investigation was not done properly. If you go by the medical opinion and other evidence, it would indicate something is missing as far as suicide is concerned. Jiah Khan's case is apparently a case of murder," Dinesh Tiwari, who is Rabiya's lawyer, told Ians.

Rabiya filed the plea few days ago.

Jiah, known for her role in "Nishabd", was June 3 found hanging from the ceiling at her Juhu residence. She was 25.

A week later, on June 10, her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was arrested on charges. »

- Lohit Reddy

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Extremely happy that my son is back home: Zarina Wahab

3 July 2013 2:43 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, July 3: Sooraj Pancholi, who was in judicial custody for allegedly abetting actress Jiah Khan's death, has got bail and returned home. His mother Zarina Wahab is relieved and says she is also praying for the "Nishabd" actor.

Sooraj, who was arrested June 10, was granted bail by Bombay High Court Monday. He has been ordered to pay a surety of Rs.50,000, surrender his passport and report to police whenever required for investigations. He returned home Tuesday evening.

"It's a great relief for me as for the past few days we haven't slept peacefully. Today, he is back. I am very happy... I thank everyone whoever has prayed for my son. I am extremely happy that my son is back home," Zarina told reporters Tuesday at her. »

- Lohit Reddy

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Sooraj Pancholi's bail hearing adjourned

16 June 2013 9:35 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Suraj Pancholi who was remanded in custody, filed for bail application, but he will have to spend the next few days in custody as the court today adjourned the hearing of his bail application to 21 June. Suraj, son of actor Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was taken into police custody for questioning in connection with the suicide of actress Jiah Khan. The 25 year old actress had made her debut in Ram Gopal Verma’s Nishabd against Amitabh Bachchan where she played the role of a teenager in love with her friend’s much older father. Since then, she had made only small appearances, the last being in Housefull in »

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My son has done no wrong: Aditya Pancholi

16 June 2013 2:05 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, June 16: A Mumbai court deferred the hearing of Sooraj Pancholi's bail plea till June 21. He was held on the charge of abetting suicide of actress Jiah Khan and his actor father Aditya Pancholi says his son is not guilty and that the jail experience will make him stronger.

"Let my son stay in jail a little longer. It will make him tougher and wiser. He has done no wrong. So, this experience can only make him strong," said Aditya while remaining calm.

Actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan, who debuted in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma's "Nishabd", committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai's Juhu area June 3. She was. »

- Machan Kumar

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Police gets Jiah Khan's abortion report

12 June 2013 9:46 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

The investigation on Jiah Khan’s suicide case is going on in full swing and the latest about it is that police has discovered Jiah Khan’s abortion report from the hospital where the abortion has been carried out. They are not ready to divulge anything at the moment. "There have been no new developments so far. We have received the medical reports from the hospital where the foetus was aborted," said a police officer. That Jiah Khan has undergone abortion was revealed on her six page suicide note which Jiah’s mother Rabiya Khan has handed over to the police. In this letter, the ‘Nishabd’ actress wrote how she is attached to her bo »

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Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Suraj Pancholi Arrested on Suspicion of Abetting Her Suicide

11 June 2013 8:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The son of a Bollywood couple has been arrested on suspicion of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, police said. Suraj Pancholi was arrested late Monday in Mumbai, Officer D. Deokar said. Deokar confirmed Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week. A letter she wrote alleges that Pancholi cheated on her, physically abused her and forced her to have an abortion. Police authenticated the letter was from Khan, and Indian media have published it. Pancholi's parents are actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. Neither they nor their son has spoken about the allegations. Khan »

- Associated Press

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Amitabh Bachchan speaks his heart about Jiah Khan

6 June 2013 3:02 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was shell shocked on hearing the news of the suicide of 25 years old Jiah Khan. He worked with Jiah Khan in the movie ‘Nishabd’ which released in the year 2007.  A shocked Bachchan tweeted, "What!!! Jiah Khan??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!," On Wednesday, in an event, talking about Jiah Khan the superstar said, “I am very sad and also worried. It feels strange to talk about it. Sometimes there are situations when someone gets sad and depressed. They come with dreams and when it is not fulfilled, they give up. I want to say that to end your life like this is not good. I a »

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Amitabh Bachchan most disturbed with Nafisa (Jiah) Khan's death

6 June 2013 2:38 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Nafisa (Jiah) Khan's sudden demise has certainly shaken everyone. But Bollywood megastar and her Nishabd co-star Amitabh Bachchan is highly disturbed, upset and frustrated over Jiah's suicide. He advises people not to give up life no matter what happens in life. Amitabh wrote on his blog: "The death of Jiah Khan, a pretty and accomplished artist who did her very first film with me - Nishabd, ended her life at the age of 26, by hanging herself ! From the moment that the news »

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Troubled love life, failing career killed Jiah Khan

5 June 2013 10:48 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

25 years old actress Jiah Khan who created a storm by her sensational and controversial role in Nishabd starring  opposite Amitabh Bachchan was found hanging to her apartment room on 3rd June at around 11.30 pm. Jiah was quite disturbed after she was turned down in an audition in Hyderabad for a Tamil movie. The director of the movie sighted her being under weight as the reason for not taking her in Tamil movie.  She came back to Mumbai and seemed depressed and sad. Jiah confided in her mom that her career in film industry was going nowhere. Jiah started her acting career with Nishabd in 2007 then appeared in Ghajni in »

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Jiah Khan's last rites performed in Mumbai

5 June 2013 4:51 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Jun 5: Actress Jiah Khan's last rites were completed on Wednesday afternoon.

The body of the 25-year-old, who committed suicide on Monday night at her Juhu residence, was buried in the Juhu cemetery in Mumbai.

With moist eyes, family members and close friends buried Jiah at around 2 p.m.

Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao, actor Riteish Deshmukh, Aditya Pancholi with his son Sooraj, actor Raza Murad, TV actress Urvashi Dhokalia and others were present.

Jiah made her cinematic debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Verma's film Nishabd in 2007.

She also acted opposite Aamir Khan in Ghajini. »

- Amith Ostwal

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Jiah Khan to be cremated today

4 June 2013 11:25 PM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

The ‘Nishabd’ actress Jiah Khan’s last rites will be held today. Jiah committed suicide on Monday night by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room. Failing love affair and unsuccessful career led Jiah to take this drastic step. Her body was taken to Mumbai hospital for postmortem and the postmortem report confirmed that Jiah committed suicide by hanging herself.  Her dead body was handed to her family and the actress’s funeral will be held today. Jiah was last starred in Sajid Khan’s Housefull’ in 2010 and for three years she was out of work. She was depressed about not getting any offers and she was scared about »

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Bollywood Starlet, Jiah Khan (Nishabd, Ghajini), Dead Of Apparent Suicide

4 June 2013 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The sudden death of Bollywood starlet Jiah Khan has taken the Indian film community by surprise. Khan wasn't a big name in the industry, but she had worked with some of the biggest and was still young enough to have a lot of potential in front of her. Her suicide has garnered shocked reactions from around the industry. Bollywood celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their grief and surprise over this tragic and senseless loss. You can find lots of those tributes and reactions here at The Guardian.The New York born actress made her starring debut at age 18 in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd, a film "inspired" by American Beauty. Khan played the Mena Suvari role, and the inimitable Amitabh Bachchan played the Kevin...

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Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Found Dead

4 June 2013 1:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai, police said Tuesday.

A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the body of the 25-year-old actress was found in her apartment in Mumbai’s Juhu neighborhood late Monday.

Khan, whose real name was Nafisa Khan, was born in New York and grew up in London before moving to Mumbai.

Khan began her career in Mumbai’s film industry in the 2007 Hindi film “Nishabd,” in which she portrayed a teenager in love with her best friend’s father, played by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

In her brief career she performed with other top Bollywood stars, including Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Khan last appeared in the 2010 comedy “Housefull,” in which she played a supporting role. »

- Associated Press

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Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Dead at 25 in Apparent Suicide

4 June 2013 12:09 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Bollywood community is in mourning. Actress Jian Khan was pronounced dead Monday after her mother discovered the star's body hanging in her room at her Mumbai home, the victim of an apparent suicide. She was 25. Per the BBC, a police post-mortem confirmed that the star killed herself. Her body was discovered at around 10:45 p.m. No suicide note was found, and authorities are reportedly questioning the last person she purportedly spoke with on the phone. The New York–born Khan was raised in London and made her Bollywood debut at the age of 18 in the 2007 film Nishabd. Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's literary classic Lolita, the film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma, who paid tribute »

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Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Is Dead of Apparent Suicide

4 June 2013 9:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her Mumbai apartment late Monday. She was 25. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, is quoted in the U.K. Guardian as saying that the actress's mother, Razia Khan, found her daughter's body hanging in the residence. The Times of India reports that Khan may have killed herself over a failed relationship with an actor. The Times reported that she lived with her mother and sister, and they were not at home when she apparently took her life. Her mother also said that at an audition over the weekend Khan had »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Pancholi's son to be questioned on suicide

4 June 2013 7:22 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, June 4: Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who reportedly committed suicide Monday night, had allegedly made her last call to Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj. He will be questioned by police. The two were said to be close to each other.

"Preliminary medical reports suggest that she died of hanging and that it may be a case of suicide. The last outgoing call from her mobile was to Suraj," Vishwas Nangre Patil, the additional commissioner of police, said.

The actress started her career with Ram Gopal Verma's "Nishabd" and has been a part of films like "Ghajini" and "Housefull".

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- Lohit Reddy

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Jiah Khan, Bollywood Actress, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

4 June 2013 6:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan is dead at the age of 25, according to multiple media reports. Her body was discovered hanging in her Mumbai home, according to a report by the Guardian. No suicide note was found, but police suspect the actress took her own life. Khan last appeared in the 2010 comedy "Houseful."  Born Nafisa Khan, the British Indian actress with striking looks and an arresting presence made her debut in 2007's "Nishabd," a romantic drama that was heavily influenced by the book "Lolita" and the Oscar-winning film "American Beauty." She also appeared »

- Brent Lang

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Jiah Khan: Bollywood Actress Found Dead After Alleged Suicide

4 June 2013 5:33 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

So sad. 25-year-old Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her apartment on June 3.

Jiah Khan’s body was found in her Mumbai home on June 3. She was found hanged in her apartment by her mother, according to a police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Jiah Khan Dead — Bollywood Actress Dies At 25

Jiah, whose real name was Nafisa Khan, was born in New York and grew up in London before moving to Mumbai. She made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Ram Gopal Varma’s Nishabd, playing the 18-year-old female lead opposite Amitabh Bachchan.

“Never ever seen a debutant actress with more spunk and more spirit than Jiah when I was directing her in Nishabd,” filmmaker Ram wrote on Twitter after Jiah’s death.

“I don’t know the reason what led to this but Jiah was very depressed about her career and scared for her future,” he continued in another tweet. »

- Christopher Rogers

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