Bigg Boss OTT host Karan Johar paid tribute to late actor Sidharth Shukla during Sunday Ka Vaar episode. Sidharth, who won Bigg Boss 13, died on Thursday.
Karan spoke emotionally vividly about Sidharth’s sudden death and how he was still “drugged” by the news. Karan described Sidharth as the “favorite member” of the Bigg Boss family as he was shown on screen to montage the actor’s moments from the late Bigg Boss 13.
“Sidharth Shukla, ek aisa chehra, ek aisa naam jo hum sabki zindagi ka ek ahem hissa ban gaya tha. Favorite Bigg Boss ke family member, jo mere hi nahi balki humari Industry ke anginat logon ke dost, achanak humchlehod ko gaye (Sidharth Shukla, a name that has become such an important part of our lives. Favorite member of Bigg Boss my family, a friend of mine as well as countless others from our industry, all of a sudden they left us).”
“This is something we still find hard to believe. It feels like I’m drugged, I can’t even breathe. Syed was such a good son, a great friend and a wonderful young man to be around and be with. His positive nature and that smile captured millions of hearts.”
Karan said the fan love is a testament to how famous and ‘beloved’ Sidharth is. “Rest in peace, Mr. Shukla, we will be missed forever.” Karan said that he and the audience need a lot of strength to continue the show. “But if you think about it, and that’s what I’m sure Syed wanted, because as we all know, the show has to go on,” he said.
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Siddharth made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with Karan’s production, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Sidharth also joined Karan on the Bigg Boss OTT stage last month. Sidharth came on the show as a guest, along with his celebrity girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill.