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Death in Bollywood

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

How did Jiah Khan die? For her British family, the truth about her death still hasn’t come out.

Jiah Khan was a young actor who’d starred in a number of Bollywood films, before being found dead in her Mumbai flat. Police concluded her death was suicide, but her family believe the truth has not yet surfaced.

According to her family, various questions about the night of Jiah’s death still remain unanswered. The police never found the tracksuit that Jiah was seen wearing on CCTV just 15 minutes before her death. They soon concluded that Jiah had been driven to suicide by her boyfriend. In Indian law, this is a crime, abetment of suicide, which carries a jail sentence of up to ten years. He denies the charge.

Jiah’s mother Rabia hires a private forensic investigator, who raises questions about the forensic evidence and suggests that the police may have been too quick to conclude this was suicide. She is determined to fight on for what she sees as justice for Jiah.
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Line Producer:
Caroline Willis
Line Producer:
Caroline Lai
Executive Producer:
Monica Garnsey
Executive Producer:
Anna Murphy
Executive Producer:
Orlando von Einsiedel
Series Producer:
Marta Shaw
Jasleen Sethi
Marta Shaw
Production Company:
Grain Media


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