Actor Siddharth of ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame has expressed his shock after a social media user mourned his death instead of late actor Sidharth Shukla.
Taking to Twitter, Siddharth shared a screenshot of a post that read “R.I.P Siddharth”. The particular Twitter user also uploaded Siddharth’s picture alongside such a distasteful caption.
Reacting to the post, Siddharth wrote, “Targetted hate and harassment. What have we been reduced to?”
In another tweet, he stated that he is “speechless”.
“Nothing should surprise us these days I guess. I’m speechless,” Siddharth tweeted.
He also offered his condolence to Sidharth Shukla while quoting another tweet.
Sidharth Shukla, who appeared in TV shows such as ‘Balika Vadhu’ and ‘Bigg Boss 13’, passed away at the age of 40 on Thursday. Reportedly, he suffered a massive heart attack.
Shukla’s post-mortem was conducted at Cooper Hospital and the process was recorded on video.
Sidharth is survived by his mother and two sisters. A Cooper Hospital spokesperson said that the actor was “brought dead” in the morning.
Born on December 12 1980 in Mumbai, Sidharth, who held a degree in interior designing, chose to switch gears to the modeling field, where he clinched the runner-up position in Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest in 2004.
The best phase of his career started in 2020 with the hit reality show ‘Bigg Boss 13’ that amassed him a fan following like never before. His angry young man avatar, his clashes with co-contestants including Asim Riaz, Rashami Desai, and friendship with Shehnaaz Gill stole the limelight and made him win the show.