Mumbai, August 20 : Two actors known for starring in the mythological television series ‘Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai’ were killed in a car crash on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway.
The actors died after a car they were travelling in collided with a parked truck.
They were returning to their home for a two-day break after shooting for two days in Gujarat’s Umbergaon when the accident took place at the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Palghar district near Mumbai, inspector Mahesh Patil of Manor police station told IANS.
According to Patil, a lot of beer cans and snacks were found in the vehicle. An autopsy report is awaited.
Eye-witnesses said that the impact of the crash crushed the car’s roof. The police detained the driver of the trailer, but found him to be innocent. His vehicle had been correctly parked on the side of the road.
Maharashtra: 3 people dead after a container hit a car on Mumbai- Ahmedabad highway near Palghar's Manor town. pic.twitter.com/JkXuNMzQCw
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2017
A post from the official Twitter handle of channel Colors, which airs the show, read: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of 2 of our ‘Mahakali’ actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania who tragically lost their lives. RIP.”
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
— ColorsTV (@ColorsTV) August 19, 2017
Kang played the character of Indra in the show, while Lavania played Nandi.