In December 2020, it was announced that Sidharth Shukla will be making his web series debut along with newbie Sonia Rathee in Ekta Kapoor's Broken But Beautiful 3. Fans were super excited to see a completely different avatar of the Bigg Boss 13 winner. The show released on May 29 this year and the audience was hopeful that Sidharth and Sonia's on-screen love story will get a happy ending in the fourth season. Little did they know that destiny had a different plan for Sidharth.
Broken But Beautiful 3 that marked Sidharth's OTT debut, became his last project. The actor passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on September 2. With this, the plan of making Broken But Beautiful 4 with him got affected. Not just fans, but the showrunner of the series, Sarita Tanwar is coping up with the loss. In an interview with a leading daily, she revealed that the fourth season of the show was on the cards with Sidharth and Sonia.
Sarita said that a happy ending for Sidharth's Agastya and Sonia's Rumi was being planned. "In August, we got a call from ALTBalaji. This was to meet and discuss the story for Broken But Beautiful Season 4. Yes, #AgMi was going to happen with a fairytale happy ending. But it was not meant to be."
She further added that Broken But Beautiful 4 is incomplete with Sidharth. "I cannot imagine Broken but Beautiful 4 without Sidharth Shukla. It is said, ‘It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.’ It’s most true in this industry. However, it’s too soon to even think about it. Broken but Beautiful 3 was his digital debut. Unfortunately, it will forever be remembered as his last release. The song has ended. But the melody lingers on," Sarita shared.
Director of Broken But Beautiful 3, Priyanka Ghose, added, "He never missed a single thing that happened on set, even if it didn’t involve him. He was someone who could make everyone around him comfortable. However, his focus was unshakeable. Having him on set was full of positivity and he was always my support system."
(Source: The Indian Express)