Jiah Khan’s suicide is very unfortunate: Vidya Balan

Jiah Khan’s suicide is very unfortunate: Vidya Balan
Yogen Shah

The Ghanchakkar actor hopes no one ever has reason enough to end their life

Terming Bollywood actor Jiah Khan’s suicide as “unfortunate” actor Vidya Balan on Thursday said she could never understand why people resort to taking their own lives. “It is very unfortunate. I hope no one ever has reason enough to end their life. I really can’t imagine whether that requires courage or the opposite of that, because I have never been able to fathom why people commit suicide…I think it is very sad,” Vidya said on the sidelines of a promotional event for the forthcoming film Ghanchakkar at the Park Hotel in Kolkata.

The 25-year-old Britain-born Jiah was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai June 3 when her family had gone out. Jiah shot into the limelight with her 2007 debut movie Nishabd, in which she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She was also seen in films like Ghajini and Housefull.

Vidya was dressed up as her character Neetu for the promotional activities of the film in a polka dotted matching ensemble. “People will see me and think this is the girl from Ghanchakkar…loud makeup and matching clothes,” said Vidya.

Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, Ghanchakkar hits theatres June 28 and stars Emraan Hashmi as the male lead.


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