India, Sept. 3 -- Sidharth Shukla's co-stars from Balika Vadhu are wondering how someone as fit as him could succumb to a heart attack.

"I am unable to believe it. When someone informed me about the demise, I wanted to say that they are out of their mind. He was like a big brother to me," says Roop Durgapal, who played Shukla's sister.

An emotional Smita Bansal shared, "It is a very bad time now. I can't talk about him in any way at the moment."

Actor Sudhir Pandey, who was seen as his grandfather, is shocked, too. "He used to talk about his attachment with his mother, and how he wanted to give her all the happiness. He was making his mission true, and this happened. I hope his mother gets strength to cope with this loss." Actor Sonal Jh...