Mumbai: The "full of life" Nafisa alias Jiah Khan was "too young to go", tweeted the "Nishabd" actress' Bollywood colleagues, wondering what led the 25-year-old to take the extreme step of committing suicide.
The Britain-born actress was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight. Having made her Hindi film debut in 2007 opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the controversial "Nishabd", she went on to feature in films like "Ghajini" and "Housefull".
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan called the news "unbelievable", while actress Dia Mirza, who was among the firsts to tweet about Jiah's death, posted: "This is no way to go".
Here's what her friends and colleagues from showbiz posted on Twitter:
Amitabh Bachchan: WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan??? What has happened? Is this correct? Unbelievable!
Dia Mirza: I was too shocked to say more last night. This is NO WAY to go! Life is too precious. The worst phases pass. THEY DO. Never give up! #Jiah
Sonam Kapoor: Terrible tragedy. Very very shocking and disturbing news. Nobody should be in so much pain and a state of such hopelessness. I hope her soul finds some respite in death.
Shruti Haasan: RIP Jiah Khan - so sad to hear this news this morning. May she find her happiness somewhere.
Anupam Kher: Jiah Khan was full of life when I worked with her long time back. So sad that something drove her to take this extreme step.
Riteish Deshmukh: Worked with Jiah in Housefull. She was full of life and had incredible sense of humour. She was a friend and will miss her. Am deeply saddened
Shahid Kapoor: Shocked and saddened to hear about Jiah Khan. Very disturbing.
Bipasha Basu: RIP Jiah Khan! God bless her soul!
Amrita Arora RIP Jiah khan... Too young too beautiful to be gone so soon!
Celina Jaitly: Cannot fathom what led her to such an unfortunate end...what must she be going through. Rest in peace in arms of God Jiah. Adieu!
Sonu Sood: Shocked by Jiah Khan's news. Had met her recently, was full of life...too early to go. RIP.
Manoj Bajpayee: Its shocking to hear that a young one has commited suicide. May your soul rest in peace Jiah Khan! Too young to go.
Neha Dhupia: Shocked and saddened by the news. Gone way too soon. RIP Jiah Khan
Kunal Kohli: What she must've gone through to take such a step we'll never know. May her soul rest in peace. Jiah Khan.
Aditi Rao Hydari: Very sad news about Jiah khan. Makes me feel vulnerable. It's a strange world.
Rohit Roy: Woke up to the terribly sad news about Nafisa. Such a sweet girl. No age and surely no way to go.
Arshad Warsi: Shocked to hear about Jiah Khan, she was too young to give up on life.
Kunal Kapoor: So shocked and saddened by this terrible news!! May your soul find peace.
Minissha Lamba: Jiah Khan.... Peace be upon your beautiful soul.