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Several stars took to Twitter to express shock and offer condolences as soon as the news of actress Jiah Khan's alleged suicide broke.
Jiah's first costar Amitabh Bachchan, who played the lead role in Ram Gopal Verma's Nishabd, wrote, "T 1128 -WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan ??? what has happened ? is this correct ? unbelievable !!!
Ram Gopal Varma, who launched the actress in Nishabd, expressed his grief over the news.
'The last time I met her jiah told me that everyone around her makes her feel like a failure. Inspite of being highly appreciated in Nishabd nd being a part of hugely successful Ghazni and Houseful she had no work for the last 3 years,' he tweeted.
'I dont know the reason what led to this but jiah was very depressed about her career and scared for her future,' he added.
'Gone too soon'
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Actress Minnisha Lamba: "Jiah Khan.... Peace be upon your beautiful soul."
Sophie Choudry: "I've never been able to accept VJ Nafisa taking her own life & now hearin about Nafisa Khan brings it all back. It's all so wrong.
"In absolute shock. We just caught up at SAW trial & always had a London connection. RIP Nafisa (Jiah). Gone too soon. Wish it wasn't true."
Actress Shruti Haasan wrote: "RIP jiah khan- so sad to hear this news this morning may she find her happiness somewhere."
'She was too young to give up on life'
Bipasha Basu: "#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!"
Shahid Kapoor: "Shocked n saddened to hear about jiah khan ... Very disturbing ... RIP ....may her soul rest in peace"
Kunal Kohli: What she must've gone thru to take such a step we'll never know. May her soul rest in peace. Jiah Khan.
Arshad Warsi: Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life... RIP
Vir Das: It's just incredibly sad when anyone so young takes their own life. R.I.P Jiah Khan
Mika Singh: Very sad and very bad news for all of us jiah khan is no more .. R.I.P jiah khan..
'Jiah had an incredible sense of humour'
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Ritiesh Deshmukh, who worked wuth the late actress in Sajid Khan's 2010 comedy Housefull, posted: "Worked with Jiah in Housefull- she was full of life n had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend n will miss her. Am deeply saddened
Dia Mirza wrote: "RIP Nafisa(Jiah) Khan. You were too young and beautiful...
"was too shocked to say more last night. This is NO WAY to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. THEY DO. Never give up! #Jiah
Amrita Arora wrote: "RIP Jiah khan..Too young too beautiful to b gone so soon!
Neha Dhupia: "Shocked and saddened by the news ... Gone way too soon... RIP Jiah Khan."
Roshan Abbas: "Heard of Jiah Khan's untimely death. RIP"
'Nobody should be in so much pain'
Anushka Sharma: 'Deeply deeply shocked and saddened by the news of jiah. She was just 25 man!! RIP Jiah. Wish this hadn't happened to you. Don't judge the actions of someone if you haven't played their role. It's sad. Very sad.'
Sonam Kapoor: 'Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy.. Very very shocking and disturbing news.. Nobody should be in so much pain and a state of such hopelessness. I hope her soul finds some respite in death. #ripjiahkhan'
Richa Chadda: 'Deeply saddened, awkwardly panicky about Jiah. Tragic, disturbing, cruel. We should know showbizz is temporary...Need to stay grounded n strong.'
Soha Ali Khan: 'Very sad and disturbed by the news of jiah khan s passing. 25 is too young to lose all hope. My deepest condolences to her family.'
'Why couldn't we show this love to Jiah when she was alive?'
Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt tweeted: 'Why couldn't we show this love to Jiah Khan when she was alive? Why does it take death for us to finally be gracious & kind? RIP sweet child.'
Farah Khan who had worked with her in Housefull wrote: 'CAN'T register that jiah is no more..worked with her in Housefull n she was so beautiful n such a good soul.2 young 2 go jiah.'
Karan Johar wrote: 'I never met Jiah....but feel terrible to hear this news....so young!!!! RIP Jiah....my thoughts and prayers with her family and friends....'
Anupam Kher, who had also worked with Jiah, wrote: 'Jiah Khan was full of life when i worked with her long time back. So sad that something drove her to take this extreme step.RIP.'
Sudhir Mishra: 'When someone commits suicide all u can lament is d fact that there was no one to help d girl n hold her hand so that she cud get thru d nite. Suicide is often a split second decision n most people who commit suicide tell their friends that they plan to.'
'Appearances can be so misleading'
Former Miss India Gul Panag tweeted: 'Appearances can be so misleading. Who really knows what lies behind that smile? #RIPJiah'
Shahan Goswami: 'Life is tough. We only realise it when we start off smoothly & then have to struggle because u see that things don't only just get better. But always know that work, love, health or any disability is only 1 part of the sum of all make u a whole. Don't let any 1 of them define u. I feel sad that there was no one to convince her of that.'
Ayushmann Khurrana: 'There's life beyond ur profession. There's life beyond ur partner too. It's pertinent to have a stable mind in this fickle showbiz. RIP Jiah.'
Dino Morea: 'Jiah. RIP. God bless her Family.'
Prateik Babbar: 'Jiah - rest in peace angel..'
'Jiah Khan's death makes me feel vulnerable'
Aditi Rao Hydari: 'Very sad news about Jiah khan :( makes me feel vulnerable :(... It's a strange world.'
Amy Jackson: 'So sad to hear the news about Jiah Khan.. A young beautiful lady. Rest in peace.'
Maryam Zakaria: 'Shocked and sad to hear about Bollywood actress Jiah khan ... Very disturbing , she was soo young :(.. RIP ....may her soul rest in peace.'
Sonal Chauhan: 'Deeply shocked n saddened by Jiah's demise. Still not sinking in. What drove her to this point. Just hope she rests in peace.'
Madhu Shalini: 'I always thought she was someone with great potential and amazing screen presence.. She inspired me as an actor.. I'm really sad.. RIP Jiah!'
'Bollywood is a dark, incestuous world'
Actress Sushmita Sen remembered Jiah Khan and wrote: 'Remembering Jiah..a pretty little girl with kind eyes n an enduring smile!! Deeply saddened knowing she's no more. Rest in peace Jiah.. 2 commit suicide is 2 give in 2 a moment of madness,where one is beyond hopeless n too tired n weak to share. NOBODY shud give in like that.'
Ranvir Shorey: 'Bollywood is a dark, incestuous world, where insecurity can often be a fatal flaw. RIP, Jiah Khan.'
Raveena Tandon: 'Jiah was a precious beautiful young life that has been wasted..pressures are in every profession and in personal lives,Life can be cruel. necessary for1 who is going thru an emotional crises 2b surrounded by loved ones,help them pick up bounce back,not succumb under pressure..'
Mugdha Godse: 'Rip to Jiah... suicide isnt a solution.. worst act of depression of any kind... no problem can be end of life. ..be strong in life people..'