Three persons were killed in an accident on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway at Manor in Palghar district on Saturday. Two of the victims were television actors who were returning to Mumbai after a shoot.
The police said 38-year-old Gagandeep Jaswinder Kang was driving the car and he was accompanied by 30-year-old Arjit Vijaykant Lavaniya and another unidentified person. Gagandeep and Arjit acted in mythological show on Colors TV.
Manor police said that Gagan Kang who plays the role of Lord Indra in the mythological serial ‘Mahakali-Anth Hi Aarambh Hai’ aired on Colors over the weekends was driving the Fiat Linea, his co-star Arjit Lavania, who plays ‘Nandi’ in the serial was seated beside him. Their spot boy, who has not been identified yet, was on the rear seat. They were returning to their Goregaon home from their studio in Umbergaon in Gujarat.
“The accident took place around 11 am when the car hit a parked container truck from the rear on the service road along the highway. All three died on the spot. We are trying to identify the third body and are awaiting the post-mortem report,” said Manjunath Singe, Superintendent of Police, Palghar.
Colors TV posted a tweet saying: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of 2 of our #Mahakaali actors, Gagan Kang and Arijit Lavania who tragically lost their lives. RIP”
Last month, a woman biker was killed on the highway after the two-wheeler crashed into a pothole. The Bandra East resident was travelling to Jawhar with two other woman bikers when she fell and was crushed under a truck near Veti village.