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Mandy Takhar shares heartfelt memories of Sidhu Moosewala, says 'they liked each other'

...says 'he had the most childlike smile, was a director’s actor and always tried to give his best to every scene'

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 28th 2024 05:23 PM
Mandy Takhar shares heartfelt memories of Sidhu Moosewala, says 'they liked each other'

Mandy Takhar shares heartfelt memories of Sidhu Moosewala, says 'they liked each other'

PTC Web Desk: As the second anniversary of Sidhu Moosewala's tragic death approaches on May 29, his family has chosen a low-key, private commemoration this year. Balkaur Singh, Moosewala’s father, said due to the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, the family will observe the anniversary quietly. 

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, alias Sidhu Moosewala, was brutally murdered on May 29, 2022, by six assailants in Jawaharke village, Mansa. The shock of his untimely death sent ripples through the music industry and among his vast fanbase.  Reflecting on Moosewala’s legacy, actor Mandy Takhar, his co-star from his last film "Yes I Am Student" (2021), shared heartfelt memories of their time together on set.



Mandy Takhar fondly recalled the camaraderie they shared, particularly during lunch breaks where Moosewala's mother would lovingly set up food for the cast and crew. “All of us used to have lunch together on the set. His mom also used to be there, she used to set up the food on the table like langar. Even while shooting, there was an innocence and nervousness because he was new to acting. It was interesting and endearing to see the beginning of the acting career of a renowned artist,” Mandy Takhar recalled.


She said their bond was so genuine that it sparked rumours of a romantic relationship among fans. She termed them unfounded. “I shared a good rapport with him, we both were really fond of each other. In fact, after some interviews, people thought that we were dating but that wasn’t true. Many fans were pinched when I got married as they felt I betrayed Sidhu Moosewala,” she said.

Recalling one particular moment on set, Mandy Takhar said while shooting the song "Jaan," she tripped, and Sidhu instinctively pulled her towards him to prevent her from falling. This candid and sweet interaction was kept in the final cut of the song. “It was a very cute and genuine moment that we even kept in the song. No one really knows that I really tripped. I am glad that I could have these sweet experiences with him in his last film,” she remembered.


She also remembered Moosewala for his childlike innocence and dedication to his craft. “He had the most childlike smile. He was a director’s actor and always tried to give his best to every scene. That kiddishness in him is what I will remember. His songs were kind of on the aggressive side but nothing like that comes to mind with his image, he was so innocent with many dreams yet to be fulfilled,” she said. Moosewala’s tracks, such as "295," "The Last Ride," and "Badfella," continue to resonate, ensuring his legacy endures.


Takhar expressed her admiration for Moosewala’s parents, Charan Kaur and Balkaur Singh, who have shown remarkable resilience since his passing. “I went to meet his parents on the Akhand Paath and I met them a few times after that as well. Losing their son and the whole media attention after that was quite nerve-wracking for them. It’s really beautiful to know and see them with a new child in their life. Sidhu is not replaceable, but it can definitely heal some wounds. It’s inspirational that they started their life again and didn’t give up,” she concluded.


- With inputs from agencies

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