When Varun Dhawan was blown away by Sidharth Shukla’s popularity: ‘First there were some aunties…’ | Bollywood

When Varun Dhawan was blown away by Sidharth Shukla's popularity: 'First there were some aunties...' | Bollywood
  • Sidharth Shukla’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania co-star Varun Dhawan once spoke about how taken aback he was at seeing Sidharth’s popularity.

PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2021 12:56 PM IST

Actor Sidharth Shukla was best known for his small screen appearances, but his popularity wasn’t lost on his co-star Varun Dhawan. Sidharth and Varun worked together on 2014’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which served as Sidharth’s film debut.

Sidharth Shukla died on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was rushed to Cooper Hospital in Mumbai, but was declared dead on arrival. “Initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won’t be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem,” a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital told Hindustan Times.

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In an interview ahead of their film’s release, Varun had spoken about Sidharth’s popularity, and when he first realised the scale of his fame. He said in Hindi, at a press meet, “In Borivali we were shooting… First there were a couple of aunties, and I didn’t pay much attention thinking there was a kids’ market nearby. Then some school kids came calling Sidharth’s name, that’s when I realised there’s going to be a problem.”

Some years later, Varun paid a visit to the sets of Bigg Boss, when Sidharth was a contestant on the show. Varun advised his old co-star to keep his cool and not lose his temper.

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Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with a lead role in the 2008 show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He emerged as the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He hosted Savdhaan India and India’s Got Talent.

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