Sidharth Shukla, the Indian actor, and reality television star has died suddenly at the age of 40. Widespread reports from India state that Shukla suffered an attack. The BBC couldn’t confirm the cause but spoke to a doctor at an area hospital in Mumbai who confirmed the actor was dead upon being admitted to the power . Tributes poured during this morning for Shukla, including from Indian stars Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Kiara Advani, and more. Scroll right down to see those.
Shukla began his career modeling before making his first acting appearance within the TV series Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. After continuing to figure on the tiny screen in popular soap operas and reality shows, the actor made his Bollywood debut within the 2014 rom-com Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He would continue to require hosting gigs on shows including India’s Got Talent 6, before participating within the long-running reality series Bigg Boss 13, which he won, cementing his position as a high-profile figure in Indian popular culture.