Popular ITV actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passed away on September 2 due to cardiac arrest. His untimely demise has left his family, fans and friends saddened. Sidharth‘s close friend Shehnaaz Gill is still grieving with the pain of losing him. And now, Bigg Boss 13 fame Arti Singh remembered Sidharth Shukla and regrets not staying in touch with him after BB13.
In a conversation with ETimes, Arti said, “I wasn’t in touch with Sidharth for almost two years. The last time we spoke was on February 15, 2019. Hamaari baat hi nahi hui. I was quite affected by what was being said about my friendship with Sidharth. I was blamed for coming in between Sidharth and Shehnaaz and their friendship. That deeply affected me. After that, I decided to let them be. I didn’t want to come in between their friendship. I am not someone who would want to become a cause of stress in anyone’s life.”
Arti wishes she had spoken to Sidharth, the actress said, “I regret the fact that I didn’t stay in touch with him. Though I thought of calling him on a couple of occasions, I didn’t because I felt that he was happy aur maine socha ki usse apni zindagi jeene do. I was just happy to see him happy and wanted to let him be. But no one expected something like this to happen. It’s unfortunate and devastating. My heart goes out to Shehnaaz. The incident has taught me to follow my heart. Saamne wale ka reaction mat socho, tum apne mann ka karo. Tum at least uski awaaz toh sunn loge aur mujhe ye sukoon rehta ki maine koshish ki.”
The Balika Vadhu actor’s last rites was done at the Oshiwara crematorium on September 3. Sidharth is survived by his mother and two sisters. Sidharth‘s last public appearance was on Karan Johar hosted show Bigg Boss OTT & Colors’ dance reality show Dance Deewane 3 with close friend Shehnaaz Gill. His last project was the web series – Broken But Beautiful 3.
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