Yesterday, Sidharth Shukla completed 13 years as an actor in the Indian entertainment industry. His first TV show ‘Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na‘ was aired on TV on 21 January 2008. Sidharth Shukla was starred opposite to Aastha Chaudhary in the show.
Now, as the show has completed 13 years, Sidharth Shukla‘s co-star Aastha Chaudhary has recalled the fond memories of the show. In an interaction with Times Of India, Aastha recalled, “We were kids when we did that show. It was my debut show and close to my heart. I guess it’s the same with Sidharth, too. We were both raw at that time and today, I feel we both have learnt a lot about life and acting over the years. It has been a good journey so far.”
Speaking about her equation with Sidharth, Aastha revealed, “On the sets, we were like Tom and Jerry. We used to fight, but also indulge in a lot of masti. I remember, on certain days, we used to argue a lot on the creative aspects of the show and script. While I won’t say that we are best friends today, I know that I can always pick up the phone and talk to him without any hesitation. And I know that he will be there for me. In fact, I have been in touch with his mother throughout these 13 years.”
The actress further reveals how Sidharth was very particular about things on the sets. She said, “I still remember how Sidharth was very particular about things on the sets. For example, if the contract stated certain working hours, he wouldn’t give extra time. He has always been like that because he is clear about things and likes to follow rules. I was the complete opposite and would often try to convince him to work extra time on the sets or do some scene, which he would disagree with.”
During her interaction with TOI, Aastha also talked about the life lesson she learned from Sidharth. She said, “He gave me a good life lesson, which I remember till today. He told me, ‘Aastha, if you don’t like something, say it on the first day, so that people will adjust around it. But if you adjust first and later complain, then people will think that you are throwing a tantrum.’ We should learn to say ‘no’ and Sidharth has taught me that.”
(Image Source: Twitter-Aastha Chaudhary)