New Delhi: Work took Siddharth Shukla to Mathura, but the solace that came his way in the holy city has left an ever-lasting impression on the actor's mind. He says it turned out to be a pleasant break from the chaos of metropolitan city.
“Mathura truly exhibits a peaceful feeling and that is what I need at the moment, time away from all the chaos in Mumbai,” Siddharth said in a statement.
The shooting of a Holi special episode of “Savdhaan UP- Fight Back Now”, which will be aired on Holi weekend on an entertainment channel, took Siddharth to Mathura.
The actor admits that he managed to sneak out amidst tight shooting schedule to get the real essence of the place.
“I made sure that I finish my shoot in time so that I could see around. Vrindavan Dham is where I spent a good amount of time on my own after shooting. Due to the shoot, I had to travel to various locations so I have pretty much covered seeing the entire place,” he added.
Well, the spots in Mathura are not the only things that have etched a special place in Siddharth's mind. The actor also went gaga over the lip-smacking delicacies there.
“The food in Mathura is authentic and delicious. Mathura is famous for its Chana Chidwa which was my cheat snack for the two days I spent there,” Siddharth said.
The episode will narrate a tale of a girl who reaches Mathura in search of her sister. And Siddharth, who is host of the show, says shooting in Mathura has made him do away with quite a few misconceptions about holy cities.
“Shooting for 'Savdhaan India' in Mathura made me realise that no matter what place you come from be it a holy city, crime still prevails. The storyline was about a girl who goes missing in Mathura and her sister leaves in search for her,” the actor said.
After garnering applause for his role in “Balika Vadhu”, Siddharth has started his journey in filmdom with a small role in "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".