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

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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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