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Pankaj Tripathi states that he had a “strong connection” with Sidharth Shukla

Pankaj Tripathi

In a recent interview, Pankaj Tripathi discussed Shehnaaz Gill and her alleged deceased boyfriend Sidharth Shukla. Pankaj stated that Shehnaaz reminds him of Sidharth and that he had a close relationship with the deceased actor. Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack at the age of 40 last year.

Pankaj has last seen in the June release of the Netflix film Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga. Next, he will be featured alongside Sayani Gupta and Neeraj Kabi in Oh My God 2. Together with Shweta Basu Prasad, Swastika Mukherjee, Purab Kohli, Aditya Gupta, Deshna Dugad, and Gaurav Gera, Pankaj recently reprised his role as the weird lawyer Madhav Mishra in the third installment of Criminal Justice.

When Pankaj was told that Shehnaaz expressed her admiration for him profusely while she was a guest on the talk show in an interview with Connect FM Canada, he gave the following response: “Haan woh mujhe betaur abhinaya pasandhaiti hain. I’m grateful. Sidharth’s ki yaad is open to him, Abhi aapne Shehnaaz bola. Sidharth bohot aadar karta tha mera, but Bohot logon ko nahi maalum hai, and Mein bataya bhi nahi hun. Hum log kaafi linked them (Yes, she appreciates my acting skills. Thank you. When you took Shehnaaz’s name, I immediately thought of Sidharth. Sidharth used to have a great deal of respect for me, a fact that is unknown to a large number of people due to the fact that I haven’t discussed it much. We had a strong connection)”

Shehnaaz Gill rose to prominence following her participation in Bigg Boss 13. Shehnaaz and Sidharth, who won the season, captured the hearts of many viewers during the competition. Sidharth passed away last year on September 2nd.

Soon, Shehnaaz will make her Bollywood debut. She is currently filming on Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, a film by Salman Khan. Venkatesh Daggubati and Pooja Hedge feature in Farhad Samji’s flick. Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma also starred. However, he apparently exited the movie.

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