Mumbai: Sidharth Shukla‘s sudden death has reminded his fans of his Balika Vadhu co-star Pratyusha Banerjee. While Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack on the morning of September 2, Pratyusha too, died young.Also Read - Sidharth Shukla's Prayer Meet Clip by Brahma Kumari Sister Goes Viral, BK Shivani Shares Rita Shukla’s Strong Nature - Watch
Pratyusha Banerjee, who played the role of Anandi in Balika Vadhu, was found hanging at her Mumbai residence in April 2016. She was rushed to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Andheri where the actor was declared brought dead. While no suicide note was found, her parents alleged her then-boyfriend and actor Rahul Raj Singh’s role behind their daughter’s death. Also Read - Jasleen Matharu Gets Hospitalised After Receiving ‘Tum Bhi Mar Jaao’ Messages Post Sidharth Shukla’s Death
Several Balika Vadhu fans took to social media talking about this ‘strange and sad’ coincidence and wrote that this is an end to the Balika Vadhu era. Several pictures of Sidharth and Pratyusha as Anandi and Shiv are also going viral on social media. Fans also remembered veteran actor Surekha Sikri who played the role of Dadi Sa in Balika Vadhu and passed away in July this year. She was 75. Also Read - Arshi Khan on Celebs Behaving Like 'Wannabes' Over Sidharth Shukla's Death: It’s Overacting And Fake
Sidharth Shukla passed away on Thursday morning. Mumbai’s Cooper hospital confirmed the news and termed heart attack as the reason for his death. “He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” the senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI.
While Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na, he later won everyone’s heart with his role as Shiv in Balika Vadhu. He had also participated in reality shows, including Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He also emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 13.
Rest in peace, Sidharth Shukla.