The year 2020 seems to be full of tragic news. After Sushant Singh Rajput’s sensational death case yesterday we woke up to television actor Sameer Sharma’s death. The actor was found dead in his Malad home on Wednesday. It is suspected that he committed suicide. The late actor’s ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir’ co-star Avinash Sachdev is still trying to digest the fact that Sameer is no more.
Avinash recently revealed how Sameer was a happy-go-lucky person who believed that suicide can never be an option.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Avinash Sachdev recalling his late friend Sameer said, “We knew each other since 2013 when we did Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir for two years. Later, we worked in Ayushman Bhava in 2017. We were friends and kept in touch all through the lockdown. He was as frustrated about staying at home as everyone else. I don’t think he was under any financial stress, had depression, work-related or personal issues. He was a happy-go-lucky person, never took any stress and enjoyed life.”
Further sharing how they had even discussed Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Avinash said, “I don’t know why this happened. In fact, we spoke on July 22 and we even spoke about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and he said, ‘Suicide can never be an option’. We were supposed to go live on Instagram and talk to people about staying positive. He was writing poems and web series and composing music and had done so much work since 2004. In fact, he took a break from acting and yet returned with good roles on TV. I don’t know if he was depressed or not as we never had any such conversation and neither did I ever feel that he was feeling low or had mood swings.”
Sameer was living alone since February. Reportedly, he hanged himself two days before his body was recovered from his flat. Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered in Malad.
The actor had featured in popular shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyar Ke’ to name a few. He even featured in Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’.