Actor Samir Soni was a good friend to the deceased soul Sameer Sharma and they met for the first time on the sets of ‘Dil Kya Chahta Hai’ in 2005. Read on to know more.
By: ABP News Bureau | 08 Aug 2020 12:47 PM (IST)
The year 2020 has not been a very good year for the Entertainment industry. While the world is still not able to cope up with bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss, TV actor Sameer Sharma also was found hanging in the kitchen of his Malad apartment in Mumbai. Sameer’s dead body was discovered by his building’s watchman and the latter soon informed the authorities. The whole industry is still in a state of shock and his friends and co-stars are devastated with the loss.
Samir Soni, who was the late actor’s good friend revealed in one of his interviews to a leading daily that he had cried the entire day when the news of his death came out. He further disclosed about their last meeting and how the ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ actor was a very creative and intelligent person. The ‘Baghban’ actor said, “In June, he had borrowed my car to go to Pune. Unfortunately, he met with an accident on the way but did not inform me. A few days later, the police informed me that they had found my car by the side of the road. However, when I asked Samir about it, he denied meeting with an accident. I didn’t prod him further. Almost a month passed and I started feeling that all was not well with him.”
He added, “So, last week, I visited him at his Malad residence. That’s when he apologised for the accident, and I told him that it was okay. Since he was not feeling well that day, I left within a few minutes. And then, a few days later, I hear that he has hanged himself in his flat! I kept crying all day after I heard the news. I still can’t believe that he has gone from our lives. I just wish he had reached out to someone if he was going through personal issues.”
The ‘Vivah’ actor also shared the details of their first meeting almost a decade ago and how they became friends instantly. “Though we became friends almost instantly, we lost touch over the years. It’s only in 2019 that we reconnected again. As I said, he was a crazy genius and he had his highs and lows. As a friend, I have always supported him, whenever he needed me. He was a great guy and a gentleman in the true sense”, said Samir Soni.
Some sources also reveal that Sameer Sharma was very reserved in nature and used to write poetries. He earlier went through a major health issue but he recovered and got back to acting.
The death of ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ is suspected by the police to be a case of suicide.
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