Sidharth’s co-contestants on Bigg Boss 13, Koena Mitra, Rashami Desai, and Himanshi Khurrana expressed their shock and grief over Sidharth Shukla’s death on their social media handles.
Sidharth Shukla and Asim Riaz in a still from Bigg Boss 13
Asim Riaz, co-contestant of the late TV actor Sidharth Shukla on Bigg Boss 13, took to social media to share his eulogy on Thursday. The model who had a strained equation with the Balika Vadhu actor on the Bigg Boss show, posted their pictures together from the show, and wrote, “I’m gonna meet you in heaven brother…R I P sidharthshukla.”
Earlier in an interview with Hindustan Times after winning Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth had described his bond with Asim as a ‘cool bond’ and said that he laughs when he revisits the scuffles they had on the show. “My bond with Rashami and Asim is much cooler now, I hope,” he had said. The Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania actor had stated that he ‘likes to move forward and likes to have a very cordial and peaceful relationship with everybody around. He also said that he was positive about catching up with Asim and Rashami on good terms, mirroring the bond that they had towards the end of the show. “Now when everything is fine, whenever we meet, we will definitely have fun,” he had said.
Meanwhile, Sidharth’s co-contestants on Bigg Boss 13, Himanshi Khurrana, Rashami Desai, and Koena Mitra also expressed their shock and sadness at his demise, along with other celebrities from the television and film industry. They took to their social media handles to share their condolences.
Sidharth was the arch-rival of Asim on Bigg Boss 13, but he lifted the winning title eventually. Asim became the first runner-up. And while they were often at each other on the show, the two beat their swords into plowshares once Bigg Boss 13 was over.
In 2020, Sidharth had congratulated Asim on being featured on the list of ‘most desirable men in India.’
“Impressed with @imrealasim opening his account at #17 on 50 Most Desirable Men in India, congratulations. Happy #GaneshChaturthi everybody,” Sidharth tweeted. Asim appreciated the gesture and replied, “Hey @sidharth_shukla I Hope you doing well. I appreciate it. Thank you.”
Asim shared another heartfelt post reminiscing on his journey with Sidharth on Bigg Boss 13, and shared a video of their moments together on the show. He wrote,
"I had dream in the morning about the big boss journey…. And I saw Siddarth after watching his bb clip he came and gave a hug to me…💔
I stil can’t believe this , see you on the other side SiD."
Sidharth Shukla, who was 40, passed away earlier in the morning today due to a massive heart attack, leaving the tinsel town, fans and everyone else shocked to the core. He was declared dead upon being brought to Cooper hospital in Mumbai. The post mortem examination will follow after the police procedures.