Television actor Siddharth Shukla was arrested on Saturday for crashing his car into three others in Lokhandwala. The occupants of the other vehicles and the actor, were not seriously injured. The accident took place outside Shreeji Hotel on New Link Road at 5 pm when the actor was driving towards Lokhandwala from Oshiwara.
The police said that Shukla lost control of his BMW car and rammed into another car moving ahead of him, which then crashed into two others. The police said that 6-7 occupants of the other cars sustained minor injuries for which they were given first aid, while Shukla was unhurt. Shukla (37), was booked with rash and negligent driving, causing hurt and damaging the vehicles under the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Motor Vehicles Act and released on bail.
The social media page of Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizen’s Association broke the news of the accident on its Twitter handle. Speaking exclusively from the spot, the association’s founder Dhaval Shah told us, “It was quite a major accident. Sidharth was driving from Mega Mall and lost control on the way. He hit a pole and the collided with close to five cars. Since the actor was driving a luxury car, he wasn’t affected much. But the people in the other cars were injured. He apparently did not look drunk but only further investigations can prove the same.”
Sidharth made his TV debut in 2008. He has successful shows like Balika Vadhu, Khatron Ke Khiladi and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa to his credit. He entered Bollywood with Karan Johar’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. Siddharth was last seen in Dil Se Dil Tak. He was apparently replaced from the show due to his unprofessional behaviour. In 2014, Siddharth was involved in another road accident.