Sidharth Shukla passed away earlier this month, and ever since, fans, friends, and family of the actor have made a constant attempt to remember him and cherish his memory. While Sidharth continues to be remembered, someone who has also grabbed headlines is his lookalike, Chandan Wilfreen, who goes by the name Junior Sidharth Shukla.
Chandan is popular and in fact, garnered a lot of attention as he creates videos similar to his, lip-sync his dialogues, and also look like him in dressing sense.
Talking to India Forums about being in the news recently, Chandan told us, ''At this very moment, I feel very overwhelmed and a mix of emotions. Nobody can fulfill the loss and the gap of Mr Sidharth Shukla. I am a fan of him since the olden days when he appeared in “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.” When he came in Bigg Boss 13, he became my inspiration and my idol and that’s when I started doing his videos on TikTok. Well if you are asking about people, I don’t categorise people’s comments as positive or negative, however I am getting mixed reactions, where people are very emotional, they take pictures with me and they give me blessings and ask me to keep going with what I do. I feel very nice when I hear that people are happy to see Sidharth’s video and that gives me more strength and a strong vibe to keep going.''
He added, ''My account was hacked, it got disabled. I had to open a new account. When I was live in my new account for the first time, I was taken aback with the response and there was a family who was praying for me in live and supporting me which made me so emotional that I have saved the live in my new account. I do get some opposite reactions from some people, who think I want to replace or be Mr Sidharth Shukla, or make a business out of his demise. For myself, and as Sidharth’s fan, I respect everybody’s views, and it doesn’t matter to me because my aim is unstoppable and it’s to keep Sidharth Shukla’s presence alive amongst us and doesn't matter how much extent some people will go to, either hacking or reporting my account, I will keep idol Mr Sidharth Shukla alive.''