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Ram Gopal Varma “cried uncontrollably” at Jiah Khan’s suicide

Jiah Khan died in June
Jiah Khan died in June 2013

Ram Gopal Varma was responsible for bringing the young Jiah Khan to the big screen in ��Nishabd�۪ (2007). When Varma heard of Khan�۪s suicide in 2013, he said he was devastated.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Varma divulged, ���When I heard of her suicide, I cried uncontrollably though I was never really close to her. She was one of the few people who couldn�۪t cope with the disappointments and frustrations the film industry is replete with�۝.

Varma also spoke about experimenting with Amitabh Bachchan in the film, ���By that time my proximity to him had blunted my sensibilities as a viewer of his star performances and the filmmaker in me got greedy and dumb enough to experiment with him as an actor, resulting in Nishabd and Aag. It�۪s not so much the quality of those films that I am talking about here but the idea of casting him in those roles�۝.

��Nishabd�۪ saw Khan�۪s character falling in love with her friend�۪s father who was played by Bachchan.

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