Sidharth Shukla Stayed In Touch With Pratyusha Banerjee's Father And Sent Money During Lockdown

Sidharth Shukla rose to fame after starring alongside late actress Pratyusha Banerjee in the serial Balika Vadhu.

Sidharth Shukla Stayed In Touch With Pratyusha Banerjee's Father And Sent Money During Lockdown
Sidharth Shukla Stayed In Touch With Pratyusha Banerjee's Father And Sent Money During Lockdown

In an interview with Aaj Tak, Shankar Banerjee, the late actress Pratyusha Banerjee's father, remarked, "I regarded Sidharth Shukla to be my son." Balika Vadhu co-starred Sidharth Shukla and Pratyusha Banerjee, a show that catapulted both performers to popularity. Pratyusha Banerjee died in 2016 when she was only 24 years old. Sidharth Shukla, a 40-year-old actor, died on September 2. Speaking to Aaj Tak, Pratyusha Banerjee's father remembered Sidharth Shukla and said he remained in touch with them after Pratyusha's death: "After Pratyusha's death, many people talked about the relationship between Sidharth and my daughter, because of which Sidharth had stopped coming home. He often asked me in messages on WhatsApp."

Mr Banerjee stated in the interview that during the lockdown, Sidharth kept a close eye on them and even reached out for financial assistance: "He used to message me all the time during the lockdown. I received his last message a few months ago. 'Uncle, aunty, do you need help?', 'Are you people fine?', 'Can I help in any way?' he used to inquire in the message. He'd been forced to send 20,000." 

Sidharth Shukla began his career in the show business as a model before making his acting debut in the 2008 television series Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. Mr Shukla also appeared in Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi, Love You Zindagi, CID, and Dil Se Dil Tak, among other series. However, his lead role on the show Balika Vadhu made him a star while Bigg Boss 13 made him a household name - Sidharth Shukla was the winner of the reality show.

Sidharth Shukla won Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and appeared on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 in addition to Bigg Boss 13. Mr Shukla was also a "senior" on Bigg Boss 14 for the first few weeks. Savdhaan India and India's Got Talent were two of the shows that he hosted. Sidharth Shukla appeared in Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Business In Kazakhstan, in which he played a supporting part. Mr Shukla's most recent starring role was in Broken But Beautiful 3, a web series.