Jiah Khan was found dead over a year ago, hanging from a fan in her home in what many believe was suicide. However, that has never been the belief of her mother and as such the case is still open as proceedings have continued against Suraj Pancholi,the son of actor Aditya Pancholi who has been accused of abetment to suicide.
For Bollywood insiders the death of the actress is a tragedy and one that unfortunately reads like a soap opera which is all too real. The young actress who is allegedly experiencing trouble finding work as an actress and rumoured to have had an abortion shortly before taking her own life. Her boyfriend, the son of a prominent actor, several years younger than his girlfriend who friends were fearful of because of her influence on him. The mother of Jiah Khan believing that the letter she found in her daughter's home about their relationship suggests that it was not suicide but murder.
At the moment the steps toward trial have been placed on hold temporarily because her mother has put forth a motion for an independent investigation into the case to take place while Suraj Pancholi and his father want a special investigation team formed as soon as possible as they believe that she committed suicide.
This tragedy has put in the spotlight is some of the challenges that come with being a Bollywood film star and the impact that pressure can have on an individual.
Jiah Khan's life is being played out in the media spotlight and thus some Bollywood insiders are hoping that if what is learned can help people, at least one person, make better decisions in the future than it will be worth it even with all the pain and suffering that comes with the discussion.
Will the life story of Jiah Khan become a movie? No one knows but considering how it has become a major topic in the media it would not be a surprise as such a story has already been shown on the television series "Yeh Hai Aashiqui" and the speculation about her life is not leaving the media spotlight.