Karan Kundrra recalls chat about Sidharth Shukla hours before his death: ‘That’s why it was all the more shocking’
- Karan Kundrra had a conversation with his friends about Sidharth Shukla on Wednesday night. A few hours later, on Thursday morning, Sidharth died of a heart attack.
Karan Kundrra revealed that he spoke with his friends on Wednesday night about Sidharth Shukla and how well he was doing, just hours before Sidharth died of a heart attack on Thursday morning. Karan took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late actor.
“Shocking.. just last night we were talking about how well you’re doing.. can’t believe! Gone too soon buddy gone too soon RIP will remember you always smiling.. extremely sad,” Karan wrote, sharing a picture of Sidharth.+
Karan said that when he wrote, ‘just last night we were talking about how well you’re doing’, many believed that he was talking about having a conversation with Sidharth on the night before his untimely death. “Everyone just jumped on to the conclusion. In the post, I was talking about my conversation with my friends about Sidharth Shukla. I wrote last night that we were talking about how well he was doing in his career. And with that I meant, me having a conversation with my friends that I was sitting with. Every time we talk about success stories, somehow Sidharth’s name pops up,” he told a leading daily.
“We were just discussing amongst ourselves about how well Sidharth has done and this is the best time of his life. That’s why it was all the more shocking to me because in the morning when I came out of my rehearsals and people there told me what had happened,” he added.
On Thursday, Sidharth was rushed to the Cooper hospital in Mumbai at around 11 am but was declared dead on arrival. He is survived by his mother, Rita Shukla, and two sisters.
Jaan Kumar Sanu took to Twitter to remember Sidharth, whom he called his ‘elder brother and a role model’. He also revealed that they met last week.
“I can’t believe the news. I don’t want to believe it. I met you a week ago. Thank you for the memories Sid. You were an elder brother and a role model. RIP King #SiddharthShukla,” he tweeted.
Jaan was a contestant on Bigg Boss 14, on which Sidharth appeared as a ‘senior’ along with Hina Khan and Gauahar Khan. During a virtual press conference for the show, Sidharth had given Jaan some advice on how to survive: “You need to be yourself, be real, stand for anything you feel is right and you need to voice yourself.”
Sidharth’s death was mourned by many from the entertainment industry, including Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Suniel Shetty, Parineeti Chopra and others. His Bigg Boss 13 co-contestants including Asim Riaz, Himanshi Khurana and Koena Mitra also paid tribute to him on social media.
Sidharth was last seen in the ALTBalaji series Broken But Beautiful 3 opposite Sonia Rathee. The show began streaming in May.