New Delhi: Bigg Boss OTT host filmmaker Karan Johar choked while paying tribute to late actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla in the Sunday Ka Vaar episode. Sidharth Shukla’s sudden death on September 2 at the age of 40 has shook his family, friends and fans. The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.
An emotional Karan, who judged Sidharth Shukla in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 6 and later cast him in his film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania remembered Sidharth and called him the ‘favourite member’ of the Bigg Boss family while a video clip from the late actor’s Bigg Boss journey was playing in the background.
“Sidharth Shukla, ek aisa chehra, ek aisa naam jo hum sabki zindagi ka ek ahem hissa ban gaya tha. Bigg Boss family ke favourite member, jo mere hi nahi balki humari industry ke anginat logon ke dost, achanak hum sab ko chhod ke chale gaye (Sidharth Shukla, a face and name that became a vital part of our lives. The favourite member of the Bigg Boss family, and a friend not only to me but also to countless others from our industry, has suddenly left us),” said Karan.
He further added, “This is something we are all still finding hard to believe. It is like I am numb, I can’t even breathe. Sid was a good son, a great friend and just an amazing guy to be around and be with. His positive vibe and that smile won so many millions of hearts.”
Karan finished his tribute by saying that the millions of fans of Sidharth are proof that he was an immensely popular and lovable person.
“You shall be missed Sidharth Shukla. We will miss you. You and I, we all need great strength to carry on the show. Even Sid would have want this that the show must go on,” KJo concluded.
Sidharth Shukla had also appeared on Karan Johar hosted Bigg Boss OTT with rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill for the weekend episode.