Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passed away after suffering from cardiac arrest on September 2. His sudden death completely shook not only his friends and family but his million fans as well. Moreover, the one who was extremely devastated to learn about his demise was his good friend and rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. She even attended his funeral where she looked completely shattered and heartbroken. Nevertheless, the moment she arrived at his funeral, the media and people around her mobbed her. Reacting to people hounding her, Shehnaaz’s co-contestant Shefali Jariwala felt angry and her heart broke to witness it.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Shefali stated, “I was so angry to see the way people hounded her. You have to look at her condition. My heart was breaking to watch that. It was not right,” she continues, “Shehnaaz and his [Sidharth’s] mother and sisters are grieving, you have to give them the space and privacy to do so. And this is basic empathy, where is the compassion? I understand ratings and all but not at this cost.”
Shefali felt it was difficult to see this circus around his death especially when the late actor was a reserved person in real life. She was quoted as saying, “It was very disturbing, and knowing Sidharth who was a very private person and so is his family. His mother is very private; making such a spectacle of his passing was very disturbing for me to see. It is not something that Sidharth would have wanted. At the funeral, it was a circus.”
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After the actor passed away, Shefali took to her Instagram account and shared a lovely picture with the Balika Vadhu actor. She wrote, “Rest in peace my friend… I know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again @realsidharthshukla #gonetoosoon #siddharthshukla”