Popular TV actor Siddhaanth Surryavanshi, known for shows such as “Kkusum”, “Kasautii Zindagii Kay” and “Ziddi Dil Maane Na”, died on Friday after suffering a heart attack at a gym here. He was 46. Actor Nishant Malkhani who shared screen with the late actor talks about his experience of working with him in the Control Room.
“I was really shocked and hurt that such a great human being,a beautiful soul and such a great actor is no more. It’s a very unfortunate incident. My condolences to his family. The experience of working with him was amazing. He was such a senior person in the industry yet so humble and never made anybody feel inferior. He had no ego or attitude and was very cooperative and good to work with.”
Nishant who is a fit guy and sports a perfectly toned body shares his personal view on the health hazards of working out in the gym. He says,
“A lot of such incidents are happening and I really don’t understand why it’s happening. Gym is a place that makes you fit and makes your heart stronger. We can’t blame it on the gym. There are some underlying conditions in all of us that we are many times unaware of. When we strain our hearts without knowing that there is something wrong going in our internal systems that’s when such unfortunate events happen. The best you can do is to always maintain a very healthy diet. A good sleep cycle is the most important for your heart’s health. Every six months one should have a full body checkup done so we know what exactly is going on in our body. The kind of stress, pollution, food, lifestyle and lack of sleep we have in this industry can only lead to a bad result. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and good sleep cycle is really important and that’s what I do.”
Nishant also highlights an important aspect about gyms. He says,
“A lot of gym trainers are frauds – they have no knowledge and are not well-read. They are undertrained and also underpaid so what they do is sell all these supplements to their clients for some extra money. Fat burners, pre-workout supplements and similar stuff have bad chemicals which our heart cannot take after a time. You are allowed 300-400 caffeine in a day, which is 2 cups of black coffee. But if you take 2 fat burners and 2 pre-workouts just to boost your metabolism which is 1000 mg caffeine – your heart can’t take it. But you are not aware of these things because you trust your trainers and unfortunately they are not aware of these things either. So I just hope we develop strict regulations in which only qualified and knowledgeable people are eligible to become trainers in a gym.”