Balika Badhu Famed Actor Sidharth Shukla Passed Away On 2nd September
New Delhi: “I consider Siddhartha Shukla to be my son”, says Shankar Banerjee, father of the late actress Pratyusha Banerjee, in a media interview.
Siddharth Shukla and Pratyusha Banerjee were co-actors in the famous TV show ‘Balika Badhu’. It was this show that gave the duo stardom. While ‘Pratyusha Banerjee’, the female lead of the show, ‘Balika Badhu’ died in 2016 at a mere age of just 24, Actor Siddhartha Shukla, 40, passed away on September 2, this year.
“I had been in touch with Sidharth and Pratyusha’s friend even after her death. After Pratyusha’s death, many people discussed the relationship between Siddhartha and my daughter. That is why Siddhartha never came home. But he always would send a message to me on WhatsApp to know know about my health”, said Pratyusha’s father in an interview.
“Sidharth regularly inquired about our well-being during the lockdown and provided financial assistance. During the lockdown, he always sent me messages. Two months earlier I received his last message, where he asked about our situation and he also sent us Rs.20000 assistance”, added Sri Banerjee.
Notably, popular Indian TV actor and model Sidharth Shukla passed away earlier on 2nd of September. Sidharth, 40, died of a heart attack at his Mumbai residence. After that he was rushed to the Mumbai’s Cooper hospital at Ville Parle. However, he was declared brought dead upon arrival.
Sidharth, the winner of the reality show Bigg Boss Season 13, started her career as a model. He then began his acting career on television. He made his television debut in ‘Babulka Angan Chhute Na’ show that aired on ‘Sony television’. However, he gained popularity by playing the lead role in the series ‘Balika Vadhu’.
Sidharth Shukla was an internet sensation and has a lot of fan base. Bollywood and the television industry are in mourning over the news of his death today.