It’s been almost a year to Bigg Boss 13 winner and actor Sidharth Shukla passing. On September 2, 2022 it will be his first death anniversary. Everyone who loved him misses him dearly, but we can cherish the short but incredible life he led. Sidharth Shukla’ Broken But Beautiful 3 co-star Manvir Singh who played the role of his best friend Rishabh in the series, remembers the late actor ahead of his death anniversary. They shared very good equation.
In a recent chat with Bollywood Life, Manvir Singh spoke about his first meeting with Sidharth Shukla. The actor said that he had some preconceived notions about Sidharth before meeting him. He says that he thought Sid will be a little snobbish given his successful stint on TV and decade long career, but he was wrong. Manvir adds that Sidharth welcomed him with a warm heart & they bonded like friends in no time.
Broken But Beautiful 3 was Sidharth’s first web show after his unmatched stardom on Bigg Boss 13. Manvir quoted saying, “Honestly, I did not watch much of Bigg Boss but I knew that he was famous given how he trended on Twitter. But Sid loved to watch his memes and fan-made edits when he had the time. In fact, we would watch them together. After watching some of the edits, I checked out more videos on YouTube. There was nothing fake about Sidharth. What people saw in Bigg Boss 13 was what we saw. He was a private person, and very clued into his craft. His funda is clear you don’t mess with me, I won’t bother you. I guess it was his relatable and organic personality that made him a heartthrob.”
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The actor further revealed that Sidharth used to share a lot of his life lessons with him. He said that he would tell him stuff, and warn him about the drawbacks for young actors in the industry. Manvir said, “He never made it sound like he was giving gyaan. Everything was told with candour and his trademark sense of humour.”
He added, “Sidharth’s popularity has made me believe that a star is born, and cannot be created. It has also reaffirmed my belief that a star lives on long after he is physically gone from this world.”
Lastly, Manvir talked about how the Dil Se Dil Tak actor was a private person. The actor said, “He never liked to flaunt his friendships. Promotions were fine as long as it was work-related but personal relationships were never for public consumption. I guess this is why he endeared to millions, Sidharth never bothered to put on a show for people. Pretense was not his thing. He was like, I am what I am – take it or leave it.”
(Image Source: ManvirSingh)