Jiah Khan lived by way of the darkish aspect of the Bollywood business (Image: BBC)
Demise in Bollywood’s investigation into Jiah Khan’s tragic life took one other twist in tonight’s episode amid claims she was assaulted quite a few instances all through her life.
Within the last episode, the sisters of Jiah – born Nafisa Rizvi Khan – stated she was simply 14 in London when a 28-year-old from ‘an especially wealthy household’ wined and dined her earlier than sleeping along with her.
The unnamed man was discovered not responsible in courtroom of rape when the defence efficiently argued she was ‘in love with him’, and claimed she’d lied about her age.
When she moved from England to India to pursue a profession in Bollywood on the age of 16, her household claims she was propositioned quite a few instances.
After touchdown a job in Ghajini, a remake of story Lolita, it was assumed, just like the character, that Jiah was ‘daring’ and would have pursuits in older males.
It was additionally anticipated, in accordance with a journalist who lined her profession, that the actress ‘up the ante’ in any roles going ahead.
Sajid Khan was accused greater than as soon as of inappropriate behaviour on movie units (Image: BBC)
Lastly, her household – together with mom Raddiya – declare producer Sajid Khan instructed her to take away her shirt and skim out her traces in her bra, and in addition made advances in direction of her.
Khan was later named and accused of comparable behaviour by a number of actresses throughout the MeToo motion, 5 years after Jiah’s demise.
Khan fiercely denies all allegations made in opposition to him – in connection to the MeToo motion and to Jiah, who in June 2013 was discovered useless in her residence.
Raddiyah desires solutions for what occurred to her daughter (Image: BBC)
The Mumbai Police and the Central Bureau of Investigations have launched a number of investigations into Jiah’s demise and maintains the official ruling to be suicide.
Her mom insists that she didn’t commit suicide, and as a substitute factors the finger at her boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi, additionally a Bollywood actor, for coercing her in an abusive relationship into suicide.
Pancholi denies the allegation and seems within the movie, claiming she had a historical past of melancholy and self-harm, and that their break-up after a five-month relationship was what precipitated Jiah to take her life.
He’s at the moment nonetheless on bail, charged with ‘abetment of suicide’, with the case nonetheless ongoing.
Nevertheless, each agree that there was a mishandling of the case by the authorities, with a number of issues failing so as to add up, together with her lacking tracksuit, which she was seen carrying lower than two hours earlier than her demise on safety cameras.
Demise In Bollywood is out there on BBC iPlayer.