Taking to her Instagram handle, Anushka shared Zakir’s post where he spoke about how a celebrity’s death is turned into a tamasha by the media. He was supposedly referring to the recent media coverage of Sidharth Shukla’s tragic demise.
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The poem, roughly translated to English, read, “They don’t think of you as a human being. Not because there aren’t any lines or boundaries. Your corpse is not a body without a soul, but an opportunity to click pictures. As many as they can click. It’s similar to how people try to steal crockery from houses burning in a riot. Because after that, what use will you be? At most, 10 pictures, five news pieces, three videos, two stories, one post. That’s it.”
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Elaborating further, he added, “That’s why your death will only be show for them. Your crying mother is a show, your father, broken by the pain, is a show, your depressed sister, your brother who has lost all hope, anyone who loves you, is a show. It would have been another thing had you been alive. After you, your crying loved ones will only quench their thirst. I’m just saying that this is the life you and I have chosen. Maybe you will regret it a little less if you knew this while you were alive. That’s why you should stay happy with your friends, love your people. Learn new things, make new relationships. Just don’t live for them. Whatever time you have left, live for yourself. Because for them, you aren’t even human.”
Sidharth Shukla passed away after a heart attack. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.