Sidharth Shukla‘s untimely demise has created unrest among audiences on social media and in the film and TV industry.
Adding to this, the excessive media coverage especially of the actor’s funeral has been pretty disturbing and upsetting for many. Many Bollywood actors too voiced their opinion on the same.
Speaking of which, actress Kriti Sanon recently took to her social media handle to express her opinion on the insensitive media and photo coverage of the late actor’s funeral and family. She penned a strongly worded note which went on to read, “Breaks my heart to see our media, photographers and even online portals being so insensitive. Shameful! This isn’t “News”, nor is it “Entertainment”! Draw some boundaries! Have a conscience! Said it before, Saying it again! STOP covering funerals!”
She also added, “Stop hounding people who are dealing with personal loss by flashing your camera in their face at their most vulnerable time ! And for what? A few posts? Online portals and channels are equally at fault” Take a stand, DON’T post those pictures and videos ! Stop faking sensitivity by just writing “Heartbreaking” in the captions of such inhuman insensitive posts.”
Earlier in the day, actress Anushka Sharma too amplified Zakir Khan’s post on celebrity deaths being turned into a ‘tamasha’ by the media. Taking to her Instagram handle, Anushka shared the actor-comedian’s post about how a celebrity’s death is turned into a tamasha by the media.
The poem, roughly translated to English, read, “They don’t think of you as a human being. Not because there aren’t any lines or boundaries. Your corpse is not a body without a soul, but an opportunity to click pictures. As many as they can click. It’s similar to how people try to steal crockery from houses burning in a riot. Because after that, what use will you be? At most, 10 pictures, five news pieces, three videos, two stories, one post. That’s it.”
Sidharth Shukla made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He emerged as the winner of reality shows ‘Bigg Boss 13’ and ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’. The actor who was just 40, died due to a cardiac arrest leaving a void in the hearts of his friends, well wishers and co-stars. Sidharth Shukla is survived by his mother and two sisters.