TV actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania, who were seen as Lord Indra and Nandi respectively in Colors TV show “Mahakali: Ant Hi Aarambh Hai”, passed away in a road accident on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Saturday.
The two were going back to Mumbai after shooting for Mahakali in Umbergaon, Gujarat, where the sets of the show is located.
Sources close to the actors informed us that both the young actors were traveling back Umbergaon from the shooting of their TV show “Mahakali”. They left at 8.30 pm from Umbergaon and while traveling back to Mumbai a trolley hit their car. Both the actors along with Arjit’s spotboy, who was also with them in the car died in the accident. The deadly mishap took place at 11:30 am August 19 at the Ahmadabad-Mumbai highway.
According to The TOI report, at around 11.15 am, when the car was on the Chillar Phata, near Hotel Mountain on the highway at Manor, Kang, who was found dead on the driving seat, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the rear end of a stationary trailer parked alongside the highway road.
(Arjit was currently seen in the role of ‘Nandi’ in ‘Mahakali’)
Eye-witnesses said that such was the impact of the crash that the car roof smashed into the trailer before turning reverse. When the car came to a halt it was facing towards Gujarat. The victims were killed on the spot. Police said that the driver of the trailer was detained but it has emerged that the trailer was correctly parked on the siding of the road. Police said that Kang was found dead on the driver’s seat. Beer cans and snacks were found on the front and rear seats. Police said that the driver was over speeding as per the indications displayed on the car. Police said that they have not ruled out the possibility of drunken driving as beer cans were found in the accidented vehicle.
Police said that they are awaiting autopsy report to determine if the driver was drunk. A case of accidental death has been registered. Police said that the cellphones of the victims were badly smashed in the accident. It took them a while to get hold of Kang’s SIM card, following which his mother and brother were informed.
(Gagan Kang was also seen recently in ‘Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman’ )
Co-actor Nikita Sharma told IndianExpress, “We are yet to come to terms with the fact that they are no more. Just a few hours back we shot together and suddenly this heart-wrenching news came this morning soon after they left. Gagan’s mother had been really unwell and I hope God gives them strength to overcome the loss. We are too numb to even react at the moment.”
The industry suffers a huge loss with the passing away of the two young and great actors. RIP Arjit and Gagan!