Popular actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passed away after suffering a massive heart attack in Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital on Thursday, September 2. He was 40. “He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” a senior Cooper Hospital official confirmed. Shehnaaz Gill, who was reportedly dating Sidharth, is not doing fine after the shocking news, according to her father. Sidharth Shukla is survived by his mother and two sisters. As per sources, the last rites of the actor are likely to take place tomorrow since the post-mortem examination is still incomplete.
On the other hand, Bigg Boss 13 runner-up Asim Riaz arrived at the Cooper Hospital, where Sidharth’s family is waiting for the late actor’s post mortem report. Sidharth’s tragic and untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry.
Sidharth’s Dil Se Dil Tak co-star and fellow Bigg Boss contestant Rashami Desai has expressed her grief on social media by sharing a broken heart emoji. Sidharth’s fans ‘Sidhearts’ and Shehnaaz Gill’s followers are in a state of “deep shock,” with many refusing to believe the news. Actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee also tweeted, “I am just Numb… Why Sid? Too soon… May your soul rest in peace my friend. #SiddharthShukla.” Bollywood A-listers like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Kapil Sharma, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani, Manoj Bajpayee, Riteish Deshmukh and R Madhavan are also anguished by the actor’s sudden and tragic demise.
Sidharth Shukla began his career in showbiz as a model and made his acting debut with a lead role in the television show ‘Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na’. He later appeared on shows such as ‘Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi,’ ‘Love U Zindagi’ but became a household name with ‘Balika Vadhu’. He also participated in reality shows, including ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6,’ ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’ and ‘Bigg Boss 13’.
Sidharth Shukla was last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s web show Broken But Beautiful 3. There were rumours that he had signed the Bollywood film Adipurush starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon in the lead. However, nothing official was announced. His last on-screen appearance was with Shehnaaz Gill on Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3.