In a shocking turn of events, popular Hindi television and film actor Sidharth Shukla passed away on the morning hours of Thursday, September 2. According to reports, Sidharth Shukla died due to a massive heart attack and he was 40 years old when he breathed his last. An official from Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, was quoted as saying, "He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,". Sidharth Shukla's demise has taken one and all by deep shock and the entire Hindi film and television industry is completely shaken by the incident. Leading actor Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man fame) took to his official Twitter page to express his shock over Sidharth Shukla's demise.

Manoj tweeted, "OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he rest in peace !!! No yaar !!!!". Several other personalities and fans are also sharing their condolences on social media. Sidharth Shukla made his debut as an actor in 2008 with the television show, Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. Sidharth Shukla is best known for acting in the serial, Balika Vadhu, in which he played the character of Shivraj Shekhar. Sidharth Shukla is also the winner of the widely popular television show, Bigg Boss.

Sidharth participated in the 13th season of Bigg Boss Hindi (hosted by Salman Khan) and emerged as the winner of the show (aired between September 2019 and February 2020), with humongous support from the audience. He got a massive breakthrough with Bigg Boss 13 and bagged several projects in the television and film industry. However, it is unfortunate that the talented actor is no more.

Sidharth Shukla's last tweet was just two days before, on August 30 and he congratulated the Gold Medal Winners of Paralympics 2020 Tokyo. Sidharth had tweeted, "Indians making us proud over and over again… a World Record in addition to the #Gold in #Paralympics … congratulations #SumitAntil and #AvaniLekhara.".