Actress Manisha Yadav, best known for portraying Salima Sultan Begum on the hit Zee TV soap opera Jodha Akbar, has passed away, with the reason for her demise reported to be due to a brain haemorrhage. The news of Manisha's death has come as a big shock to many in the film and television industry and fans across the country, who have been expressing their condolences on social media. Sharing a picture of Manisha on her Instagram Story, the late actress' co-star on Jodha Akbar, Paridhi Sharma wrote, "This news is so heartbreaking. RIP Manisha." Below is Paridhi Sharma's Instagram story:

In an interview to Times of India, Paridhi Sharma extended her condolences to Manisha Yadav's family and told that she had learnt about her co-star's death through a WhatsApp group. She said, "I wasn't in constant touch with her after our show went off air. But we have a WhatsApp group which is named Mughals and all the actresses who were begums in the show are a part of that group. So that's how we stay in touch and if anything important is to be shared about anyone's life, we do that in the group. I got to know about this yesterday on the group and I was shocked."

Speaking further about Manisha Yadav, Paridhi Sharma added, "Manisha was a wonderful actor to work with. Her energy was always high and she was a chirpy person. We had a great time shooting together for the show. I remember she was always full of life. Hearing about her death is really saddening for me and what's even more bothering is that she has a one-year-old baby. My heart goes out to her family."