Passing away of actor Sidharth Shukla at such a young age is a massive loss for his loved ones and the entertainment industry. The actor who passed away due to cardiac arrest was cremated at Oshiwara where his last rites were performed. The cremation happened as per Brahma Kumari’s rituals.
Several celebrity friends of the late actor including Aly Goni, Asim Riaz, Rashami Desai, Vikas Gupta and Aarti Singh arrived at his residence in Andheri to pay their last respects. Sidharth’s girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill was also present along with her brother and the late actor’s family members.
Gill who arrived at the crematorium with her brother Shehbaz was photographed breaking down in the car while her brother comforted her. She was then escorted inside the crematorium by her brother and police officials amid a crowd of journalists and videographers trying to capture her.
Many celebrities including Gauahar Khan, Zareen Khan, Suyyash Rai, and Disha Parmar criticised the media for carrying out ‘insensitive’ coverage ahead of the funeral of Sidharth Shukla.
Gauahar Khan took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, “This is shameful! The media houses all alike should be ashamed of this kind of coverage! Hang your heads if this is what you do to someone who has lost a loved one! Be ashamed, very ashamed. All media houses, you are only about sensationalizing even tragedy.”
“And actors/known personalities who are taking off their mask right near the media to be clicked, hang your head in shame too! Disgusted with everything that is going on. If you really wanna pay respect say a lil prayer for the departed soul, rather than making this an opportunity to be clicked! #Youknowwhoyouare #Sad. I am sorry Sid! rest in peace super star,” she added.
Meanwhile Suyyash Rai pleaded media to be more sensitive towards Shukla’s family and the ones who are grieving, “Please !!! Dear Media… It’s brilliant how you guys come and be a part of our events and be a part of happiness and trust me we reallyyy reallly appreciate it and feel touched by that… but days like today when someone has lost their loved ones…you all should let them be…in their own space…and give them their time… with their loved ones to say a final goodbye in peace. It’s heartbreaking to see them struggle just to step out of the car and reach there !! It’s okay times to let it be! I know most of you are doing your jobs but it’s a request from the bottom of my heart to let such events be just a family affair,” he wrote on his Instagram story.
“Please Shehnaaz ko Sidnaaz ki naaz aur Maa ko sirf ek Ma rehnee do. Bas itni si request hai media se (Please let Shehnaaz be Sidnaaz’s Naaz and his mother be just his mom. I have only this request to the media). Please let them be,” he pleaded further.
Zareen Khan too shared a Reel showing Shehnaaz in a devastated state, surrounded by the paparazzi, making her difficult to move forward. She said, “What the **** is wrong with the media? The poor girl is already going through so much and this is how you behave at her most vulnerable time just so you can get some exclusive footage of hers for your benefit. When did humans become so heartless??? My heart goes out to @shehnaazgill… Stay strong girl.”
Disha Parmar took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, “Shoving the camera in a grieving woman’s face to get her reaction is the most insensitive thing ever!! Why is it so hard to understand!!!?? Unreal!!