Following the sudden death of Sidharth Shukla, fellow actor Amit Sarin, known for shows like Pavitra Rishta and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, has spoken about coping with death and loss. “The one thing we generally forget is that life and death is a cycle. Death isn’t as definitive as it seems. I think the only way to cope with untimely death is through self realization and to accept God’s will. There’s a line in my film Between Mountains. It says, ‘I cannot reason what I don’t understand, so I simply believe’,” he shared from his movie for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative and the 3rd Annual Karl Bardosh Cellphone Humanitarian Awards held in Cannes, France.
“One has to believe that death isn’t the real end, but a mere change of cycle. We all have a purpose and only the Almighty can give it that direction. Another line in the film says, ‘I mustn’t believe this is the end.. for every end will begin again.’ The film very beautifully portrays this message through poetry and visual opulence,” he added. Amit feels there are many ways to cope with loss. “One must speak to a therapist or family or someone who can truly guide them. But reaching out is the key. One must talk about it,” he said.
Sidharth died last week at the age of 40.