Actress Anushka Sharma recently used her Instagram account to repost the post of famous Indian comedian Zakir Khan, talking about how the death of a celebrity has turned into fun.
The message sent by the comedian seemed to point to recent media coverage of the late actor Sidharth Shukla. Sharing his words in Hindi poetry, the comedian spoke about how the death of a celebrity has become a “tamasha” for them.
The English translation of the poem reads: “They don’t think of you as a human being. Not because there are no lines or boundaries. Your corpse is not a body without a soul, but an opportunity to click on the images. As many as they can click. It is similar to how people try to steal crockery from burning houses in a riot. Because after that, what good would it do you? Maximum, 10 images, five news, three videos, two stories, one publication. That is all.”
In the poem, Zakir Khan also said, “That is why your death will only be a show for them. Your mother crying is a spectacle, your father, broken by pain, is a spectacle, your depressed sister, your brother who has lost all hope, everyone who loves you is a spectacle. It would have been something else if you had been alive. After you, your crying loved ones will only quench their thirst. I’m just saying that this is the life that you and I have chosen. Maybe you will regret a little less if you knew this while you were alive. That is why you must be happy with your friends, love your people. Learn new things, establish new relationships. Just don’t live for them. The time you have left, live for yourself. Because to them, you’re not even human. “
Anushka Sharma paid her respects for Sidharth’s disappearance in an Instagram post. She captioned the story saying: “Rest in peace Sidharth Shukla. My condolences to his family and friends. “
Besides Anushka Sharma, some other famous names like Vishal Dadlani and Gauahar Khan shared their opinion on the media actions in Zakir’s post. Vishal expressed that he was disappointed and upset by the actions that took place, while Gauahar responded with an applause emoji. Gauahar had also taken to his Instagram story to criticize media coverage of the late actor’s death. She wrote: “This is embarrassing! All the media should be ashamed of this kind of coverage! Hang your head if this is what you do to someone who has lost a loved one! To be ashamed, very ashamed. All the media, it’s just about sensationalizing even the tragedy. “
Television actor Sidharth Shukla passed away this Thursday at the age of 40. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. Sidharth was the winner of season 13 of Bigg Boss and was praised with positive remakes for his roles in such television shows as Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak.
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