BBC has recently launched its documentary titled ‘Death in Bollywood’ which revolves around the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Jiah Khan in 2013. The actor was found hanging at her apartment in Mumbai, while the police concluded that it was a suicide, several including her family allege it was a murder. The three-part documentary will have 60-minute episodes which will air between 11 January to 13 January at 9 pm on BBC Two, reported Biz Asia.
As soon as the documentary began airing, Twitter saw a rise in negative comments on actor Sooraj Pancholi, who was Khan’s partner. The two reportedly had a tumulous relationship and it is a subject that is touched upon in ‘Death in Bollywood’. Here are some tweets.
Am surprised #SoorajPancholi and #adityapancholi agreed to be interviewed for #DeathInBollywood because they do NOT come out of it well.
— Birju Sonni (@FILM9) January 12, 2021
Soso sad #JiahKhan #DeathInBollywood #wedemandjustice @JiahKhanJustice – it definately was not suicide and that is apparent. All the film faternity and esp #SoorajPancholi and vile father #adityapancholi @Sooraj9pancholi @adityapancholi had a hand. and #mumbaipolice @MumbaiPolice https://t.co/dEYqcm0Dl3
— rhys mabatty (@RMabatty) January 12, 2021
Watching #DeathInBollywood and it’s just sad, so heartbreaking. Applauding her Mam for fighting so godamn hard for her daughter. #JiahKhan needs closure and those behind her murder needs to be put behind bars. #SoorajPancholi
— Pulkit Sharma (@pulkit77777) January 12, 2021
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About the Jiah Khan Case
Jiah Khan was born in New York and came to Mumbai with dreams of becoming an actor. Khan quickly made it to Bollywood’s big screen – featuring alongside some very well known names. However, in 2013 she was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the bedroom of her family’s residence in Juhu, Mumbai. A six-page suicide letter was also found by police at Jiah’s apartment. In the letter, Jiah Khan talked about her troubled relationship with Pancholi.
Pancholi who lived with Khan was taken under police custody in June 2013 and was the prime suspect. However, he was granted bail within a month. After investigation, the police concluded her death as a suicide and re-confirmed this again in 2016 following an extensive investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and a hearing at the Bombay High Court. Since the very beginning, Pancholi denied any involvement in the case.
Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan has alleged it was murder since several questions remain unanswered. One of such questions was the absence of Jiah’s tracksuit, which was worn 15 minutes before the incident as seen in a CCTV footage. Rabia Khan also hired private forensic investigators who raised questions about the forensic evidence and concluded in a September 2016 report.
Also Read: Bombay HC Rejects Jiah Khan Mom’s Plea Of SIT Probe In Her Death
Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV