Well-known novelist Shobha De feels that if Jiah have had a Godfather like Salman Khan in the industry, she wouldn't have taken this extreme step by killing herself. Expressing her views on the late actress' sudden demise, Shobha wrote on her blog, "Jiah was an outsider - a London girl trying her luck in the closed, incestuous world of Bollywood. Yes, she had got her dream break. And two other big banner films with top stars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. But after that? Jiah languished on the sidelines for three years. Perhaps she simply didn't fit in. And unlike another London girl (Katrina Kaif), Jiah didn't meet a patron saint called Salman Khan, either. Had that happened, she'd still be alive. And successful to boot."
Like Katrina Kaif, Jiah Khan too was born and brought up in London. But, unlike Katrina, Jiah wasn't quite lucky in getting some good projects. As per the reports, Jiah was depressed due to her sinking Bollywood career, which might have possibly led to her death.