Shivya Pathania breaks down remembering Nitesh Pandey: He would care for me like a father

May 26, 2023 07:15 PM IST

Actor Shivya Pathania stocks about her bond with past due actor Nitesh Pandey, who performed her father within the display Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka.

Actor Nitesh Pandey’s dying has left actor Shivya Pathania heartbroken and he or she is “scared” to peer folks leaving the arena all at once.

Shivya Pathania worked with late actor Nitesh Pandey in the show Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka.
Shivya Pathania labored with past due actor Nitesh Pandey within the display Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka.

“I heard the news of his death after waking up and I couldn’t believe it. Abhi bhi jab main baat kar rahi hoon, mujhe nahin lag raha that what we are talking about is real. I wish someone says it’s untrue. I wish I could meet him and hug him,” says an emotional Pathania, who has been chatting with folks as a result of “I don’t think I can handle myself alone at the moment”.

Pandey performed her father in day-to-day cleaning soap Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka and although the display went off air in 2016, they stayed in contact.

“Our bond in real life was similar to our on-screen bond. He would care for me like a father. That’t why I am so affected,” she says, including, “We were part of a WhatApp group, where we shared funny stuff, selfies and more. We would also make plans for catching up on the group.”

Pathania provides that she “should have called him and talked to him the last time”, however couldn’t because of her busy time table: “We are so busy in our lives that we hardly find time to talk to people we are close with. We do not prioritise being in touch with the people we love. But it (not taking people for granted) has been my biggest learning after this incident.”


    Delhi-based Syeda Eba Fatima writes on Bollywood, Television, OTT and Music for the day-to-day leisure and way of life complement, HT City.

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