Mumbai: Popular television and film actor Siddharth Shukla, who became household name with his role in the long-running TV show “Balika Vadhu”, passed away on Thursday. He was 40 years old. Shukla, who was survived by his mother and two sisters, had died when he was taken to the Cooper Hospital in Juhu at around 10.20 pm, hospital officials said.
Although some reports suggested a heart attack, the cause of his sudden death, which sent shock waves through the industry and TV fandom and ignited new debate over the pressure and pressure of showbiz, is not immediately clear. . Dr Shailesh Mohite, Dean of Cooper Hospital, told PTI, “He was brought to the hospital in a dead state. The cause of death will be known only after the post-mortem.
Dr Jiten Bhavsar of the hospital said that Shukla, who won ‘Bigg Boss 13’ in 2020 and joined the ranks of actors at the pinnacle of fame who had gone too early – was declared brought dead when he was taken to the hospital. Given. 10.20 am. The actor’s body will be kept overnight at the state government’s post-mortem center and the post-mortem report will be released on Friday.
“Once the certificate (of death) is given by the doctor, the police will issue NOC (no objection certificate) to the relatives and then they can claim the body. However, it is the investigating officer who deals with the post-mortem report. This is confidential information between the doctors who conducted the post-mortem and the investigating officer,” Dean Mohite said later in the day.
The Mumbai-born actor’s family issued a statement through their PR team urging the media to draw a line and ‘give space to their family and loved ones and mourn them’. “We are all in pain. We are as shocked as you are. And we all knew Siddharth was a private person, so please respect his privacy, the privacy of his family. And please pray for his soul to rest in peace, “It said. .
Siddharth Shukla She started her career as a model and made her acting debut with the lead role in the TV show ‘Babul Ka Aangan Chhote Na’. He later appeared in shows like “Jaane Pehchan Se… Yeh Ajnabee”, “Love You Zindagi”, but it was “Balika Vadhu” that made him famous.
Apart from ‘Bigg Boss 13’, Shukla has participated in other reality shows including ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6’ and ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’. In 2014, Shukla made her Bollywood debut with ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ produced by Karan Johar, where she played a supporting role alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.
Tributes poured in from the shocked audience who saw him in so many shows, from his colleagues and from stars big and small.
‘Bigg Boss’ host Salman Khan Wrote, “Very soon Sidharth… Will miss you. Condolences to the family. RIP.” Varun Dhawan posted an emotional note on Instagram, sharing pictures with him and co-star Alia Bhatt from the promotions of ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. Dhawan wrote, “Rip brother. You are loved by many and you have touched many with your kind heart and beautiful personality. Today heaven has gained a star and we have lost one. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. Sensation.”
Meanwhile, the postmortem of Sidharth Shukla at Cooper Hospital is completed and the report will be shared on Friday. According to sources, the body of the actor will be handed over to his body on Friday, after which his last rites will be performed.