Mahesh and Jiah are seen laughing and holding hands.
A video of veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt with Jiah Khan, who was 16 at the time, has gone viral.
The video comes amid the Sushant Singh Rajput case and the fact that Jiah reportedly took her own life in 2013.
However, Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan has stated that her daughter was murdered. She also said that the alleged murderer also killed Sushant.
Rabia and Kangana Ranaut have been vocal about a Bollywood mafia. Both have been talking about Sushant’s death and have been demanding justice.
Now, a video has emerged on social media of Mahesh Bhatt with a then 16-year-old Jiah from 2004.
Jiah was supposed to make her Bollywood debut opposite Emraan Hashmi in Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Jiah declined, thinking that she would not be able to do the role justice.
The role later went to Dia Mirza. Jiah ended up making her Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, which was a love story between a young girl and a much older man.
In the video, Mahesh and Jiah are seen laughing and holding hands. Throughout the video, Jiah refers to the director as Mahesh.
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Jiah tragically died in 2013 and a police case was lodged against actor Sooraj Pancholi.
Her mother Rabia stated that Mumbai Police “tried to cover up her death” by calling it suicide. She claims a similar thing is happening with Sushant’s case.
Sushant was found dead at his apartment on June 14, 2020. After orders by the Supreme Court, the case has now been transferred from Mumbai Police and Bihar Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Mahesh Bhatt has been in the headlines and been linked to Sushant’s case, especially after it emerged that he had several conversations with Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Following the circulation of the video with Mahesh and a young Jiah, social media users are linking her death with Sushant’s.
One person said: “And jia too committed suicide they say. I am sure there are dark secrets about this industry and everyone fears speaking about it.”
Another person said: “Its clearly visible tat jia is not liking it.”
Many said that Mahesh is the “culprit” behind both their deaths.
Others stated that Jiah did not look comfortable during her interaction with the director.
As the Sushant case continues, police are investigating all possible angles and may recreate the crime scene if necessary.