Actor Sidharth Shukla won the Bigg Boss 13 trophy after spending gruelling four months inside the house. In her Women’s Day special interview today, he talked about the toughest part of living inside that house. For Sidharth, the big deal was not to live with strange people under one roof or facing those with whom he had shared a bitter past. The problem was that he never thought he was prepared to stay away from his mother who has been his rock-solid support throughout. Also Read - Rashami Desai on Sidharth Shukla: Usko Meri Aadat ho Chuki Hogi, Aur Mujhe Uski
Sidharth opened up on his equation with his mother Rita Shukla and how she single-handedly managed everything and raised her three kids after the death of his father. The Bigg Boss 13 winner talked about being a mamma’s boy even at 39 and how he doesn’t fear anyone judging him for accepting this. In his heartfelt interview to Humans of Bombay, Sidharth mentioned that he had lost his father 15 years ago and while everyone felt like the ‘umbrella’ over their head was taken away, his mother ensured that no one in the family was devoid of their wishes and desires. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla Sweats it Out in Gym, Video Goes Viral
The actor revealed that his mother worked hard to make him and his two sisters become independent and fulfilled all their wishes without making them realise that she was all alone in this journey. Sidharth said, “When dad passed away 15 years ago, it felt like the umbrella over us had been taken away. But my mom was our rock–she never showed any signs of vulnerability. Despite our poor finances, she ran the house, looked after 3 kids & fulfilled all our demands! I know now that she must’ve had to sacrifice so much to give us what we wanted.” Also Read - Is Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla Part of Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai? Know Here
Sidharth’s bonding with his mother was visible during his stay inside the Bigg Boss house. The first thing Rita Shukla told his son the moment she stepped inside the house was to get rid of his shorts. She asked him to stay properly dressed up all the time and Sidharth took that piece of advice in a heartbeat. In his interview now, he mentioned that his mother is his best friend today. He revealed that receiving a letter from her during his stay in Bigg Boss was the best moment of the show. Sidharth said he read that letter in the voice of his mother to make himself realise that she was around him. “When I received a letter from her on set, I sat & read it in her voice–it felt like she was right next to me & that letter was a piece of her,” he said.
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“People know me as a man with a rough exterior. But I’ll always melt for my mom. Right from the time I was born, she’s been the most important person in my life. I was the youngest of 3 kids & too small to play with my sisters, so I was always around mom. Back when I was a toddler, I’d cry if I had to go a second without her–so even while making rotis, she’d hold me in one hand & the roller in another! As I grew older, she became my best friend! Every time I came back home after playing, we’d talk about everything under the sun–while other kids were hiding things from their parents, I wanted to tell her all about my life! She’s taught me so much too–I was a naughty kid who’d get away with trouble. But when mom told me to always be honest, I immediately owned up to my mistakes. When dad passed away 15 years ago, it felt like the umbrella over us had been taken away. But my mom was our rock–she never showed any signs of vulnerability. Despite our poor finances, she ran the house, looked after 3 kids & fulfilled all our demands! I know now that she must’ve had to sacrifice so much to give us what we wanted. She even played a pivotal role in helping me find my passion. I used to act like the ‘cool guy’–so to ‘teach me a lesson’, she sent me for a modeling contest thinking I’d be put in my place! Funnily enough, I actually won! So, even on a subconscious level, she’s been a guiding force in my life. Recently, I was on Big Boss & for the first time, I didn’t speak to her for months. I know it doesn’t sound too cool to say it at 39–but being away from her was the toughest part of the show. So, when I received a letter from her on set, I sat & read it in her voice–it felt like she was right next to me & that letter was a piece of her. Every time she tells me she’s proud of me, I feel like the happiest man on earth, because I was able to put a smile on her face; a woman who means everything to me. Even today, she’s my anchor & never fails to give me her daily dose of advice–when I finally saw her on set after 3 long months, the first thing she told me was to stop wearing shorts all the time & to put on a pair of jeans!” #HappyWomensDay
A mother-son relationship is always beyond what words can ever explain. Sid’s relationship with his mother is also the same. Happy Women’s Day to all the mothers out there!