Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania completed eight years of its release on July 11. On the special day, lead actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt remembered late Sidharth Shukla, who had a significant role in the film.
Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passed away due to a heart attack on September 2, 2021. He was 40. The late actor won millions of hearts since he made his acting debut in 2008 with Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. But, his Bollywood dreams were realised six years later with the 2014 film, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. As the film clocked eight years of its release on July 11, Varun and Alia missed the late actor dearly. Director Shashank Khaitan also penned a long note.
VARUN DHAWAN, ALIA BHATT MISS SIDHARTH SHUKLA
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania completed eight years of its release on July 11. In the film, Sidharth Shukla played the role of an NRI who had come to India to marry Alia’s character. On the special occasion, the film’s team shared heartfelt notes about their time together and even fondly remembered Sidharth.
Sharing photos with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Shukla during the promotions of their film, Varun Dhawan tweeted, “8 years of #humptysharmakidhulania a very special film but today I remember it for the time I got to spend with sid on the film. He was kind hearted, protective and always passionate about work and friends (sic).”
Mommy-to-be Alia Bhatt reshared Varun Dhawan’s post on her Instagram stories and added heart emojis. She also posted a few videos of fans dancing on a song from the film.
DIRECTOR SHASHANK KHAITAN PENS LONG NOTE
Director Shashank Khaitan shared a long note on Instagram thanking the team of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He mentioned how it feels like they made the film in another lifetime. The note read, “#8 years of #hskd At times it feels like yesterday and at times another lifetime So much has happened in just 8 years Varun got Married.
Karan had babies. I had a baby. Alia got married and is about to have a baby. Many of my HOD’s who were kids then, now have babies Okay enough of baby talk. Raj and Bhanu went on to become film Directors. We battled through Covid. Siddharth Shukla left us for a better place (sic).”
He added, “As I write this post, I am on recce for my next film. My heart is filled with gratitude. Thank you Karan for the continuing belief in me. You truly have given me wings to fly. Aaloo seeing you soar so high, makes me so happy and proud. Wishing you the best in all the new roles you will embark. VD my brother my friend.
We celebrate each others success and encourage each other through our failures. We are truly Karmic brother’s My unbelievable cast and crew thanking you for believing in me then and now Loads and loads of love. My family, my strength and my biggest cheerleaders. Love you. Nals my soulmate and companion, thank you for everything and thank you for Masaya.
The greatest joy I feel is opening my eyes and seeing her smile. And to my mentor Dr. Daisaku Ikeda. Deepest gratitude for selflessly propagating the law. Its because of #nammyohorengekyo that through everything I smile, I fight and feel happiness everyday (sic).”
WE MISS YOU, SIDHARTH SHUKLA!
Sidharth Shukla’s body was taken to Mumbai’s Cooper hospital after he suffered a massive heart attack on September 2, 2021. He had felt uneasy the previous night and taken some medication before going to sleep. However, he did not wake up in the morning. His mother, Rita Shukla, tried to wake him up and called his sister,
who lives in the same building when Sidharth did not respond. The late actor was cremated in Oshiwara on September 3. The funeral was earlier supposed to happen at the Brahma Kumaris, but because of permission issues, it took place in Oshiwara. Many of his fans and followers blocked the roads to catch one last glimpse of Sidharth Shukla. The funeral was conducted according to the Brahma Kumaris rituals.