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When Sidharth Shukla talked about mother's financial struggle after father's death: 'She ran the house'

Dec 12, 2022 06:43 AM IST

Late actor Sidharth Shukla once talked about how his mother managed their financial problems after his father's death. He said he was the closest to his mom among all siblings.

Bigg Boss winner, actor Sidharth Shukla shared a close bond with his mother, Rita Shukla and once talked about her struggles at length. On Sidharth's birth anniversay on Monday, let's recall the time when he opened up about his mother who took care of his family while dealing with financial problem after his father passed away. Also read: Sidharth Shukla's mother, sisters attend prayer meet with Brahma Kumari on his first death anniversary

Sidharth Shukla talked about his mother, Rita Shukla.
Sidharth Shukla talked about his mother, Rita Shukla.

Sidharth rose to fame after starring in TV show Balika Vadhu and later reclaimed his fame through reality shows like Bigg Boss and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. He died on September 2, 2021, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 40.

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On International Women’s Day, Sidharth once spoke about his mom. He told Humans of Bombay, "People know me as a man with a rough exterior. But I’ll always melt for my mom. Right from the time I was born, she’s been the most important person in my life. I was the youngest of 3 kids and too small to play with my sisters, so I was always around mom. Back when I was a toddler, I’d cry if I had to go a second without her–so even while making rotis, she’d hold me in one hand & the roller in another!"

“When dad passed away 15 years ago, it felt like the umbrella over us had been taken away. But my mom was our rock–she never showed any signs of vulnerability. Despite our poor finances, she ran the house, looked after 3 kids and fulfilled all our demands! I know now that she must’ve had to sacrifice so much to give us what we wanted,” he added. The actor also said his mother used to tell him that she was proud of him. He called himself happiest for being able to make his mother smile. To him, she was the woman who meant everything.

Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut in the 2008 TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. He appeared in sit-coms like Balika Vadhu, Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi and Love U Zindagi. He later made his OTT debut with Broken But Beautiful 3. He also appeared in a supporting role in Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He also hosted Savdhaan India and India's Got Talent.

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