Sidharth Shukla‘s family has issued a statement for the late actor, suggesting that everyone check with them before using the late actor’s name in projects. Shehnaaz Gill, a close friend of Shukla, shared the statement.

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“We, as a family, come with a request, which we hope everyone will respect. Sidharth has moved on and no longer can he make decisions for himself, but he’s still an integral part of our lives and our memories and we are there to protect his wishes. We request everyone who wants to use Sidharth’s name and/or face in any project, please reach out to us. Please take a moment to ask us,” read the statement. In addition, the family requested “love” and “respect” for the late actor.

“We understood Sidharth’s options, we knew what he would have wanted, and we would make judgments for him with all of this in mind. And if he wasn’t satisfied with a project, we’re sure he wouldn’t want it released. Anything he didn’t release while he was with us lacked his consent or purpose to release,” the statement continued.

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The family also begged fans to honour the actor’s wishes: “So please remember him with love, with respect, with wonderful memories, the ones he left us with,” the message concluded.

Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack on September 2, 2021. In the popular daily serial Balika Vadhu: Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte, the late actor made an appearance. Along with Rashami Desai, the late actor appeared in the TV serial Dil Se Dil Tak.

Sidharth appeared on TV reality series like Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6. He also appeared in Shashank Khaitan’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, alongside Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. He has appeared in two music videos with his friend and fellow Bigg Boss 13 participant Shehnaaz Gill.

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Shehnaaz Gill has appeared in various Punjabi music videos and films, including Kala Shah Kala and Daaka. The actress appeared in a music video alongside rapper Badhshah. Shehnaaz was most recently seen in the Punjabi film Honsla Rakhalong, alongside Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa.