Telugu actor Meka Srikanth, who was the first from the industry to visit actor Uday Kiran in the Apollo hospital, is shocked and saddened that a stubborn person like his co-star, friend and brother Uday Kiran decided to commit suicide. The 33-year-old actor hanged himself from the ceiling in his flat in Hyderabad on Sunday night.
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Talking to IANS, Srikanth told, "He (Uday) was not just an actor in the industry. He was like my brother. I'm shocked to know that he is gone because he was too stubborn to take such a tragic step." He added, "He was too young to be gone. Moreover, he was an established actor with several hits. We lost three fine Telugu actors last year and now in the beginning of 2014, Uday is gone."
In 2013, Telugu film industry has lost several talented actors like Srihari, AV Subramanyam and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam passed away. The death of Uday Kiran is another big loss to Tollywood. He made his cinematic debut with Telugu romantic-drama Chitram in 2000. He went on to act in several successful films such as Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve. He had also worked in Tamil films such Poi and Pen Singam. He was last seen Jai Sriram, which featured him as a police officer.