TV actor Sidharth Shukla passed away at the age of 40 on Thursday.
Dr R Sukhdeve of Cooper hospital has confirmed to indianexpress.com that actor Siddharth Shukla was brought dead to the hospital.
The post mortem examination has not begun as the police procedures are still going on. “A post mortem will be conducted,” he said.
As per a statement by Mumbai Police to ANI, no injuries were sustained on the actor’s body and the cause of death is “yet to be ascertained.” The statement also said that a team of police officers were present at Shukla’s residence to investigate the matter.
Sidharth Shukla’s body is currently at Cooper Hospital where many of his friends and colleagues have dropped in to support his family.
Sidharth Shukla’s team released a statement to the media requesting some privacy for the family during this tragic time.
The statement read, “All of you have heard the shocking news, we are as much in shock as you all are. We have a request We really want all of you to respect and stand with us during these tough times As Sidharth’s PR team we humbly request the media to draw a line and give his family and loved ones space and let them grieve. We are all in pain! We are as shocked as you are! And all of us knew Sidharth was a private person, so please respect his privacy, his family’s privacy. And please pray for His Soul To Rest in Peace.”
Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the Hindi TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. This was followed by appearances in shows such as Aahat, Love U Zindagi and CID.
However, Sidharth achieved his major breakthrough with the popular serial Balika Vadhu, wherein he played the main lead. Following this, Shukla made several appearances in reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6, India’s Got Talent, Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, Bigg Boss 13, as well as Bigg Boss 14.
In fact, Shukla won both Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and Bigg Boss 13.
Apart from dabbling in TV shows of various formats, Sidharth Shukla was also seen in the Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
Sidharth featured in several music videos with his close friend and former Bigg Boss contestant Shehnaaz Gill, including tracks like “Bhula Dunga” and “Shona Shona.”
The actor was last seen as a special guest on Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3. He also appeared as the male lead in web series Broken But Beautiful 3 this year.