South Indian star Siddharth. Image Credit: IANS

South Indian actor Siddharth has become a victim of a death hoax and harassment, following the real death of Bollywood actor Sidharth Shukla.

The ‘Aruvam’ actor took to Twitter to express his frustration, sharing a screenshot of a post that read “R.I.P Siddharth” and featured his picture.

“Targetted hate and harassment. What have we been reduced to?” Siddharth wrote.

In an earlier tweet, he highlighted a now-deleted comment that suggested he should have died instead of Shukla, who passed away on September 2 due to a heart attack.

Siddharth wrote: “Nothing should surprise us these days I guess. I’m speechless.”

However, Siddharth did take the time to offer his condolences for the ‘Balika Vadhu’ and ‘Bigg Boss 13’ star.

“Profound condolences to the family, friends and fans of young #SiddharthShukla. Gone too soon,” Siddharth tweeted.