Shehnaaz Gill’s boyfriend Sidharth Shukla passes away in Mumbai - GulfToday

Shehnaaz Gill’s boyfriend Sidharth Shukla passes away in Mumbai


Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill. File

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The Indian showbiz industry woke up to the shocking news of actor Sidharth Shukla's death on Thursday. Colleagues and friends expressed their grief on Twitter.

Sidharth Shukla was 40 and survived by his mother and two sisters.

The actor passed away in Mumbai's Cooper Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack in the morning, according to local media reports. 

According to doctors, Sidharth Shukla was brought dead to Mumbai's Cooper hospital. At present, the doctors are conducting postmortem to ascertain the cause of the death. It is believed that the last rites of the actor will be performed on Friday.

As per the police statement, the family has suspected no foul play.

According to media reports, Sidharth Shukla's friend and “Bigg Boss 13” co-contestant Shehnaaz Gill has left her shoot after hearing the news.

ShehnazGill-ShuklaSidharth and Shehnaaz during a shooting in Mumbai. File

Actress Sana Khan said that Shehnaaz Gill left a shoot midway and was “heartbroken” to hear the news. According to reports she was in the middle of a shoot when she got to know about Sidharth Shukla's death.

The two became very good friends after ‘Bigg Boss 13’ and were the darling of social media with their fans even calling them as SidNaaz.

Sidharth rose to fame with television show 'Balika Vadhu' and made his Bollywood debut with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' in a supporting yet prominent role.

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan took to Twitter to mourn the death of Sidharth Shukla. Salman's association with Sidharth goes back to the time when the latter won “Bigg Boss 13,” hosted by the superstar.

Salman wrote on his Twitter account: "Gone too soon Siddharth.. u shall be missed. Condolences to the family .. RIP."

Actor and comedian Sunil Grover tweeted: "Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace."


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Actor R. Madhavan wrote: "Heartbreaking and tragic. Rest In Peace brother. Just don't have words to express my anguish."

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Actor Aftab Shivdasani tweeted: "Extremely sad and shocking news of the passing of #SiddharthShukla, life is so so fragile. My deepest condolences to his family in this heartbreaking time. Prayers for his soul. Om Shanti."

Actor Kushal Tandon uploaded a picture with Sidharth and tweeted: "Sad, shocking, May God gives strength to his mother, sister and family, RIP brother fly away into different world peacefully Om Shanti."

Director Hansal Mehta, pointed out how young he was. He tweeted: "No age to have a heart attack. No age to go. This is extremely sad and disturbing. Hope this time for sadness, reflection and mourning does not get converted into a Tamasha by some idiots."

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Actress Koena Mitra said: "Deeply saddened! @Sidharth_shukla , We met for just 14 days, we fought a lot and parted ways. Never spoke again. Your sudden demise has taught me unconditional forgiveness! I forgive everyone & seek forgiveness from whoever I may have disappointed. RIP Sid. #SiddharthShukla"

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Actor Eijaz Khan who is a close industry friend of Sidharth said that he was like a brother to him. Though they never worked together, Eijaz has met him a number of times in social events. He shared: "He was like a younger brother and I loved him so much. I looked up to his understanding, approach and fairness. I just pray for strength and patience for his family."

Actress Roop Durgapal, who was also part of the show 'Balika Vadhu' and played Sidharth's sister, was understandably saddened by the news.
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"When I heard the news, I couldn't believe my ears. I thought I heard the wrong name. I really don't know how to react to this. I feel numb, shocked and very sad. May his soul rest in peace and may God give strength to his mother. I was in touch with Sidharth even after the show ended. Even though we didn't meet often, we would share messages. We last spoke when actress Surekha Sikri ji passed away. I also spoke to him when he won Bigg Boss 13. We didn't just play brother-sister on 'Balika Vadhu', I actually used to consider him as my brother. We always had that brother-sister type relationship," she added.
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Actress Shubhangi Atre, a close industry friend of the 'Balika Vadhu' actor recalled him and said: "I couldn't believe the news. I am really saddened and don't know how to react to it. I just pray for his family. May his soul rest in peace."

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