Sometime in 2012, Rabia Khan, former starlet and aspiring documentary maker, mother of three beautiful daughters, wrote on her blog Food for Soul: The outside world’s influence will not affect us, if we can have a control of our inner world….I try this by starting my day by saying, “This is going to be a great fun, I’m going to be happy doing this, everything will start to go my way!” By doing this I have set my own terms for the day. This will allow us to control our circumstances, instead of being controlled by them.”
According to Rabia, she wanted her daughters to write down their negative thoughts on a piece of paper and burn it. This exercise, she believed, would exercise all negative energies and help them get a grip on their lives. Months later, her 25-year-old talented daughter, Jiah, unable to cope with her circumstances, hanged herself in her bedroom. And no, she did not leave a note behind that could be destroyed with all her unhappy thoughts. A distraught Rabia told the police in her statement: “She was fed up with the struggle… she was besotted with Bollywood, but Bollywood had nothing to offer her.”
Jiah Khan will be best remembered for her debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd. Ram Gopal Varma, who cast her as an Indian Lolita, tweeted after news of her death became public: “She was depressed about her career and scared for her future.” The “spunkly debutante,” he added, had confessed to him that “everyone around her made her feel like a failure.”…..
Some of her closest friends say, Jiah, who was an “extremely sensitive girl,” found it hard to tackle the heartbreaks.Sooraj, who was questioned by the police for several hours yesterday, is gearing up for his Bollywood debut in a Salman Khan production.