Arjit Lavania and Gagan Kang smashed into a trolley truck and died on the spot. They were on the way from Umbergaon after wrapping up the shoot for their current show Mahakali: Ant hi Arambh hai. The accident took place at 11:30 am on August 19 at the Ahmadabad-Mumbai highway. They were immediately rushed to the Manor Hospital.
Both the actors were known for their roles in mythological TV shows. Earlier, Gagan Kang portrayed Kesari (Hanuman's father) in Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman and Arijit played Gandharva in Swastik’s Karamfal Daata Shani. Arijit and Gagan were currently essaying the role of Nandi and Indra Dev respectively in the Colors Show Mahakali.
As confirmed by Police present on the accident spot, the driver was over speeding and there is the possibility of drink and drive as beer cans were found in the car. Arijit was to celebrate his 31st birthday on 24 August but something opposite was written in his destiny.
Their co-workers from the show, Mahakali shared their condolence and expressed their sorrow -
Falaq Naaz who plays Goddess Saraswati was shocked and said,“It is very sad and unfortunate. I am numb with the news. I am feeling sad for their families especially for Gagan’s mom as I think she is all alone.”
Mahakali producer, Sidharth said, “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic news. I don’t think we will ever come to terms with this tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families and we stand with them. Both Arjit and Gagan were good actors and extremely sincere towards their craft. May their souls rest in peace”.
Nikita Sharma who plays the role of Goddess Lakshmi added, “Gagan and Arijit were very simple and down to earth persons. They used to lighten up everyone’s moods. I can only have concern for Gagan’s mom. He was very stressed about her since she was not keeping well.”
We give out our prayers and strength to the families of the deceased. May the souls rest in peace.