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Television actor, Sidharth Shukla was one of the most handsome and elite bachelors of the Indian film industry and had dated numerous gorgeous actresses during his lifetime. The actor had started his journey in the entertainment industry back in 2008 when he had made his acting debut with the television show, Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. Since then, there was no looking back for the actor. The actor was renowned for his performances in the shows, Broken But Beautiful 3, Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak. However, his participation in the television reality show, Bigg Boss 13, had brought him immense fame from across the nation.
From his intense fights with co-contestants to his brewing romance with Shehnaaz Gill, everything about his journey was something special and has been written largely in the history books of Bigg Boss. Eventually, Sidharth Shukla had emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and had made a name for himself in the industry. However, sadly on September 2, 2021, Sidharth passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 40, leaving his massive fanbase shocked with his untimely demise. Today, we unfold some forgotten pages from Sidharth's life that unveil his equation with love.
According to reports, Sidharth Shukla and Rashami Desai were rumoured to be dating each other even before entering the reality show, Bigg Boss 13. Nevertheless, Sidharth had always refuted those rumours and had called them baseless. However, according to a report of Times Now, a source close to both the actors had revealed:
"Rashami has developed a serious liking for Sidharth, and he has also been reciprocating. Only time will tell if it's a serious relationship or not, but for the moment, they are spending a lot of time together."
But Sidharth Shukla had then dismissed the rumours and had stated:
"There is no truth to this story. It's plain gossip. It might be for the show's promotions!"
Before entering Bigg Boss 13's house, Arti Singh was linked with Sidharth Shukla, and there were also rumours that their engagement was called off. However, Arti had rubbished the rumours and had stated that there was no truth in these speculations about her personal life. In one of the episodes, Arti's co-contestant, Shefali Bagga, was seen drilling her in the luxury budget task. Shefali had attacked Arti by digging into the latter's personal life.
Shefali Bagga had gone too personal and had raised questions on her alleged linkup with Sidharth Shukla and their broken engagement. Shefali had also questioned Arti about her closeness to Sidharth. However, Arti had denied all the accusations and had handled the situation calmly.
In one of the episodes of Bigg Boss 13, Arti Singh was seen in a conversation with co-contestant, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and had admitted that her linkup rumours with Sidharth Shukla did bother her to some extent. Arti had revealed:
"There were reports about my link up with Sidharth Shukla before I came into the house. I got scared when I read it because I am no longer interested in dating and all."
Arti Singh had further asserted that her comedian-brother, Krushna Abhishek was also concerned about the rumours and had even quizzed her about the same. However, Arti had clarified the rumours. Her brother, Krushna, had asked his sister to relax and had advised her not to stress about these reports.
Right from the beginning, the makers of the popular reality show, Bigg Boss 13 had decided to dig deep inside the pages of Sidharth Shukla's personal life. A concrete glimpse of which we had discovered after Sidharth's ex-girlfriend, Shefali Jariwala, was announced as one of the contestants on the show.
In an interview with BollywoodLife, Shefali Jariwala had opened up about her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Sidharth Shukla. She had said:
"See, initially we bonded and then we had a bad fight. After he came back from the secret room, our equation got better. Both of us are very logical people. Also, we have similar interests, we would talk about travel, space, bullet trains and what not. Even after we stopped dating, we were always cordial whenever we bumped into each other."
After grabbing the headlines for his on and off intimacy with Shehnaz Gill for some time on the show, Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth was also reportedly in love with co-contestant, Devoleena Bhattacharjee. However, the latter was equally involved with Sidharth and most of the time, the duo was seen indulging in tumults of PDA inside the house and could not stop gazing at one another!
However, after her elimination, Sidharth's brewing romance with Shehnaaz had reached an excellent point, as the whole nation was praying to see them together as a couple in an official relationship.
In one of the most-watched episodes of Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla and Paras Chhabra had once indulged in an intense war of words. During their fight, Paras had shockingly revealed that Sidharth was once in a relationship with his then-girlfriend, Akanksha Puri. However, in an interview with SpotboyE, Akanksha Puri was probed to reveal the truth about her relationship reports with Sidharth.
Akanksha Puri had stated that whenever Paras Chhabra gets furious or hyper, he just wants to win the argument and say anything that comes to his mouth. Akanksha had further talked about Sidharth and had said that she and Sidharth are still in touch. She had also clarified and had said that they had never taken their bonding to the dating level. However, Akanksha had admitted that Sidharth will always be an extremely special person for her.
One of the unknown affairs of Sidharth Shukla's love life was his alleged relationship with Bollywood actress, Kajol's younger sister, Tanishaa Mukerji. Tanishaa and Sidharth, who were co-contestants in season 7 of Khatron Ke Khiladi, were alleged to have found love in each other. According to a source, they were seen bonding over coffee at a cafe in Mumbai and were even indulged in some PDA. The source was quoted as saying:
"Tanishaa and Sidharth were engrossed into each other. So much so, that they didn't realise that everyone was noticing them coochie-cooing."
Another source from the production unit of Khatron Ke Khiladi was quoted as saying:
"Tanishaa and Sidharth bonded really well on the sets of Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, where both of them were contestants."
However, Sidharth Shukla had rubbished rumours of him dating Tanishaa Mukerji and had said:
"This is all rubbish and there is no truth to it. Tanishaa is just a co-actor nothing more. I guess this is just a figment of someone's imagination."
In the 13th season of Bigg Boss, Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill's jodi had made us fall in love with their sweet camaraderie and the way they had supported each other at every circumstance of their journey. While Sidharth had emerged as the winner of the reality show, Bigg Boss 13, his cute antics with Shehnaaz had overshadowed his victory and everything else that had happened on the show.
According to a report in Filmibeat, Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill had become each other's forever after having a court marriage in December 2020. The publication's reliable sources had further claimed that the madly in love couple was going to have a traditional wedding soon to inform their fans, friends, and public about their eternal bond.
We had witnessed Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill sharing adorable pictures, cutesy Boomerangs, and having mushy banters on social media with each other. As a result, the reports about their wedding had delighted their massive fanbase, who were dying to see them together for a very long time. However, after some time, the reports were washed off by the media itself.
Sidharth Shukla was one of the most loved actors of all time and will always be remembered for his intense and romantic performances in his shows and films.