Actor Sidharth Shukla passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 40 in September last year. His tragic demise left the entire film industry in deep shock, especially his rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill was left heartbroken and was in a state of denial for many months. The actress stayed away from media glare and refrained from talking about Sidharth’s untimely death in public. For the first time, Shehnaaz has opened up about her relationship with Shukla and also spoke about getting trolled for looking 'happy' after Sidharth Shukla's death.
During her appearance on Shilpa Shetty’s chat show 'Shape of You', the actress asked Shehnaaz about being trolled for enjoying her life post Shukla’s demise. The Bigg Boss 13 contestant said Sidharth always wanted her to be happy. “If I get the chance to laugh, then I will laugh, I will stay happy. If I feel like celebrating Diwali then I will celebrate Diwali. Because happiness is very important in life. I also try to do that by myself. Today is the first time I am talking about this and it's only because you are asking me to. Otherwise, I never talk about these things no matter who says what,” Shehnaaz said. ALSO READ: Shehnaaz Gill REVEALS She Had 'Lost Her Desire To Live' After The Demise Of Sidharth Shukla
She added, “Sidharth ne mujhe kabhi nahi bola ki has mat. Sidharth mujhe hamesha haste hue dekhna chahta tha, aur mai hamesha hasungi, aur mai apna kaam jari rakhungi kyunki mujhe bahot aage jaana hai life mein.” In viral videos and photos, that surfaced after three months of Sidharth's death, Shehnaaz was seen dancing and smiling as at a friend’s engagement party. Many trolled her for looking happy and dancing at the party.
The Honsla Rakh actress also talked about her relationship with Sidharth and asserted that she does not need to explain to anyone how her relationship was with the late actor or how important they were to each other. “Why should I tell anyone about Sidharth's relationship? I don't need to answer to anyone, what was my connection with him, what was my relationship with him. I knew how essential he was to me and how important I was to him. As a result, I won't have to explain myself to anyone,” Shehnaaz further said.
For the unversed, Shehnaaz and Sidharth met on Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 13 and their strong bond left everyone in awe of them, They were fondly called SidNaaz by their fans. Earlier, this year, Shehnaaz Gill had paid an emotional tribute to Sidharth on the grand finale of Bigg Boss 15.
Image source: Instagram/Shehnaaz Gill