After surviving for 5 months in the Bigg Boss 13 house, the former contestant Sidharth Shukla emerged as a winner of the house, beating Asim Riaz – the first runner-up, Shehnaaz Gill – the second runner-up and Rashami Desai – the third runner-up. The actor is now out and giving all sorts of interviews while sharing his journey in the house to his the real-life experience he has been facing till now, Sidharth is pouring his heart out about his life. Speaking of which, while speaking to Humans of Bombay (a catalogue where a personality say their own story) on International Women’s Day, he spoke to them right from how his mother has always been the most important person in his life, the demise of his father to how he and his family struggled with financial issues and about leaving his mother home to feature in Bigg Boss 13.
Sidharth told them “People know me as a man with a rough exterior. But I’ll always melt for my mom. Right from the time I was born, she’s been the most important person in my life. I was the youngest of 3 kids & too small to play with my sisters, so I was always around mom. Back when I was a toddler, I’d cry if I had to go a second without her–so even while making rotis, she’d hold me in one hand & the roller in another! As I grew older, she became my best friend! Every time I came back home after playing, we’d talk about everything under the sun–while other kids were hiding things from their parents, I wanted to tell her all about my life! She’s taught me so much too–I was a naughty kid who’d get away with trouble. But when mom told me to always be honest, I immediately owned up to my mistakes.”
Talking about the loss of his father and financial crisis, he told them, “When dad passed away 15 years ago, it felt like the umbrella over us had been taken away. But my mom was our rock–she never showed any signs of vulnerability. Despite our poor finances, she ran the house, looked after 3 kids & fulfilled all our demands! I know now that she must’ve had to sacrifice so much to give us what we wanted.”
For Shukla, his mother means everything to him and he told how his mother played a pivotal role in his life, “She even played a pivotal role in helping me find my passion. I used to act like the ‘cool guy’–so to ‘teach me a lesson’, she sent me for a modeling contest thinking I’d be put in my place! Funnily enough, I actually won! So, even on a subconscious level, she’s been a guiding force in my life.”
While talking about Bigg Boss 13, he was quoted saying, “Recently, I was on Big Boss & for the first time, I didn’t speak to her for months. I know it doesn’t sound too cool to say it at 39–but being away from her was the toughest part of the show. So, when I received a letter from her on set, I sat & read it in her voice–it felt like she was right next to me & that letter was a piece of her. Every time she tells me she’s proud of me, I feel like the happiest man on earth, because I was able to put a smile on her face; a woman who means everything to me. Even today, she’s my anchor & never fails to give me her daily dose of advice–when I finally saw her on set after 3 long months, the first thing she told me was to stop wearing shorts all the time & to put on a pair of jeans!” #HappyWomensDay”
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