Sidharth Shukla funeral: Shehnaaz Gill leaves to attend last rites

Police and the media descended at the Cooper hospital on Friday, a day after actor Sidharth Shukla died at the age of 40. Sidharth’s funeral will take place today. The actor, best known for his appearance on the popular television show Balika Vadhu and for winning the reality show Bigg Boss 13, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning, but was declared dead on arrival. While initial reports suggested that he’d suffered a heart attack, the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Visuals of a police ‘bandobast’ outside the hospital were shared online. News reporters were also present, while an ambulance waited outside. Later, an ambulance took his mortal remains for the last rites. Shehnaaz Gill was spotted leaving for the creamatorium. She was continuously crying. Sidharth Shukla was last seen in Broken But Beautiful 3, and made guest appearances on Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with his rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill.

According to former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Mahajan, who visited Sidharth’s house after his death, Shehnaaz had ‘gone completely pale as if a storm had just passed by and washed away everything’. He said this to a leading daily. Their Bigg Boss host Salman Khan was among the many Bollywood personalities to condole his death.

(EW Correspondent)