Popular television and film actor Sidharth Shukla, best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu, died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital said. He was 40. Shukla suffered a massive heart attack in the morning it is learnt.
Soon after the tragic incident, his friends and industry colleagues took to social media to mourn his untimely demise. Actor Rashami Desai, who was his co-contestant in Bigg Boss 13, left a broken heart emoji on her official Twitter handle.
Actor Sunil Grover wrote, “Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.”
Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) September 2, 2021
Bollywood actor Manoj Baypayee, too, was shocked at the news. “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! Folded handsFolded hands No yaar !!!!,” he wrote.
OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! 🙏🙏 No yaar !!!! https://t.co/HmcF1ppJFX— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 2, 2021
Varun Sood paid his condolences. Sharing a picture of Sidharth, he wrote, “Still can’t believe it! RIP
@sidharth_shukla. Gone too soon.”
Gangs of Wasseypur fame Vineet Kumar Singh wrote, “Shocking!! Gone too soon. May your soul rest in peace Folded hands #SidharthShukla.”
Several Bollywood actors like Richa Chadha, Nimrat Kaur, Chitrangada Singh and others took to social media to remember the actor.
Shocking News about actor #SiddharthShukla‘s demise. Such a hard working and talented actor gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for his family and dear ones. #OmShanti 🙏— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) September 2, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of late Sidharth Shukla. Terribly shocking and distressing news….— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) September 2, 2021
He is survived by his mother and two sisters. “He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” the senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI.