Sidharth Shukla’s family recently issued a statement requesting that anyone working on a project involving the late actor consult with them first. Shehnaaz Gill, Sidharth’s friend, and actress posted the statement on her social media page. ‘We, as a family, have a request, which we hope everyone will respect,’ it said. Sidharth has moved on and is no longer capable of making his own decisions, but he remains an important part of our lives and memories, and we are here to protect his wishes. We ask that anyone who wishes to use Sidharth’s name and/or face in any project contact us first. Please take a moment to ask us any questions you may have. Sidharth’s choices, We knew what he would have wanted, and we would make decisions for him with that in mind. And we’re sure he wouldn’t want any projects released if he wasn’t happy with them. Anything that didn’t release while he was with us didn’t have his permission or intention to be released. So please remember his wishes and remember him with love, respect, and fond memories, the ones he left us with. The Shuklas, from The Shukla Family. ‘
You’re probably wondering why this statement was released so quickly. According to ETimes, the statement was made because Bigg Boss 15 contestant Vishal Kotian wanted to release a song against his family’s wishes. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the report, Sidharth Shukla shot a song a few years ago, shortly after Bigg Boss 13. However, as Vishal Kotian stated in an earlier interview, the song was incomplete. According to the report, neither Vishal nor the label approached the family to ask permission to release the song. “The family really doesn’t want the song to be out, respecting Sidharth’s wishes,” the source told the portal, “but the makers and Vishal don’t seem to care.”
For the uninitiated, Shehnaaz Gill, his close friend, will appear in the Bigg Boss 15 finale to pay tribute to him and their popular pair of Sidnaaz, as they are affectionately known by their fans.