Bollywood celebs at Actress Jiah Khan Funeral Photos (Jiah Khan’s last call was to Neelu, then she hanged herself, only because of Suraj’s SMS mistake)
Jiah Khan has been laid to rest two days after she was found hanged at her home in Mumbai.
The last rites were performed on the 25-year-old and she was buried in the city’s Santa Cruz graveyard.
Jiah, who was raised in London before moving to Mumbai to pursue her career, was found hanging by her mother at the apartment they shared on Monday night.
She was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
A post-mortem is being carried out to establish the cause of death and police say they are seeking information from her neighbours.
Police have recorded the death as accidental while inquiries continue.
Jiah’s ex-boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, who was questioned by police following the apparent suicide, attended the funeral service.
Suraj, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, was the last person to speak to the actress before she hanged herself, between 11 and 11.30pm on Monday.
Officers questioned the father and son for four hours yesterday, where they discovered that Jiah had been left heartbroken over the end of her relationship with Suraj.
Other visitors to the Khan’s home included Bollywood actors Aamir Khan, star of Jiah’s second film Ghajini, Riteish Deshmukh, Naghma and Urvashi Dholakia.
Jiah, real name Nafisa Khan, was born in Chelsea and grew up in London before moving to Mumbai to fulfil her dream of becoming a Bollywood actress.
Her death has sent shockwaves around the industry, with tributes pouring in from actors and directors .
Khan made her debut in 2007 opposite Amitabh Bachchan, and went on to act with stars including Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.
Bachchan tweeted of his shock, saying: “WHAT …!!! Jiah Khan? What has happened? Is this correct? Unbelievable!!!”
Paying tribute to the actress, fellow actress Dia Mirza said on Twitter: “RIP Nafisa (Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful…”
Khan also starred in Bollywood hit Ghajini, alongside Aamir Khan. Her last film was in the 2010 comedy Housefull.
She also featured in an advert for the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).
Mumbai police has resolved the mystery involving the ‘third woman’ Neelu in the love triangle, because of which actress Jiah Khan used to be angry with her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi. Police sources said, Neelu was not a teenager, but a middle-aged jeweller, whom the couple had met while shopping.
Police on Wednesday said, when Jiah sent an SMS to Suraj Pancholi on the fateful Monday night asking him to come to her home, Suraj SMSed her, saying he had to meet Neelu at 10. Suraj forgot to write AM in the SMS, and that misake led to Jiah taking her life.
A few hours later, at around 10 pm, when Jiah rang up Neelu and asked whether Suraj was with her, Neelu replied in the negative, saying Suraj would come tomorrow. Jiah then suspected that Suraj had gone to meet another girl. She then sent angry SMSes to Suraj.
Suraj tried to ring up Jiah and clear the confusion to say that he was going to meet Neelu at 10 AM, and not 10 PM, but the phone calls went unanswered. By that time, Jiah had hanged herself, police sources said. Suraj told police about this mistake of not writing AM in his SMS to Jiah.
Suraj also told Juhu Police that Jiah tried to commit suicide nearly 8 months ago, and his father Aditya Pancholi had advised him to stay away from the actress, but Suraj continued to maintain the relationship. Suraj later rang up Jiah’s mother Rabia in London and advised her to come to Mumbai to take care of her daughter.