"It’s hard to believe. RIP Sidharth Shukla."
Popular television actor Sidharth Shukla has sadly passed away at the age of 40
It was reported that the Bigg Boss 13 winner died as a result of a heart attack on September 2, 2021.
Sidharth is believed to have suffered the heart attack in the morning. He was brought to the hospital at around 11 am, however, he was already dead.
A senior doctor at Cooper Hospital in Mumbai said:
“He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago.
“Initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won’t be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem.”
Sidharth is survived by his mother and two sisters.
His sudden death has left fellow celebrities from the entertainment industry shocked.
Kapil Sharma posted: “Oh god, it’s really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti.”
Manoj Bajpayee said: “OMG!!! This is so shocking!!!
“Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones!!!
“May he rest in peace!!! No yaar!!!!”
Sidharth’s Bigg Boss co-contestant Himanshi Khurana said:
“Oh my God. It’s hard to believe. RIP Sidharth Shukla.”
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said: “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.”
Comedian Sunil Grover tweeted: “Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.”
During his time on Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth struck up a friendship with Shehnaaz Gill and after the show, they remained close, with rumours circulating that they were in a relationship.
They were fondly known by fans as ‘Sidnaaz‘.
The sad news has left Shehnaaz devastated, with her father stating that she “is not fine”.
Santokh Singh Sukh said: “I am not in the condition to talk right now. I cannot believe whatever has happened.”
On whether he has spoken to Shehnaaz, Santokh added:
“I spoke to her. She is not fine. My son Shehbaaz has left for Mumbai to be with her and I will be going later.”
The pair regularly spent time with each other and starred in several music videos together, including ‘Bhula Dunga’ and ‘Shona Shona’.
Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut in the 2008 show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na.
He made further TV appearances but his big breakthrough came in the popular show Balika Vadhu where he played the lead role.
In addition to winning Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth also won Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.
Sidharth had a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which starred Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Sidharth Shukla was last seen as a special guest on Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3.
He was also the male lead in the web series Broken But Beautiful 3.