Bollywood starlet Jiah Khan's friend arrested over death

  • Sooraj Pancholi, a friend of the late Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, was arrested on Monday in connection with her death.

    Pancholi is the son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. He was reportedly Khan’s boyfriend.

    He is suspected of abetting suicide and set to appear in court later today.

    Khan’s mother found her hanging in her apartment in the Indian entertainment capital of Mumbai last week.

    A police post-mortem revealed the 25-year-old had committed suicide.

    Although no suicide note was found, Khan had left a five-page letter addressed to Pancholi.

    Born Nafisa Khan in New York, the actress spent her youth in London before moving to Mumbai to embark on a career in the Indian film industry.

    She made her debut in 2007 alongside Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, a film based on the novel Lolita.

    She later went on to act in the thriller Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan and in the 2010 comedy Housefull.

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