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Karanvir Bohra plans to promote road safety after his near-fatal accident

Actor Karanvir Bohra says he will use social media platforms to share videos and pointers on road safety rules.

tv Updated: Mar 10, 2017 20:52 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Actor Karanvir Bohra is playing the role of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in his upcoming short film Ijjazat, which he is also producing.

Karanvir Bohra’s recent road accident en route Bhuj to shoot for his film got all his fans praying for him. Currently recovering, the actor says he is thankful to almighty that he along with his sister, Shivangi and co-actor Priya Banerjee, escaped from getting badly hurt in the near-fatal accident.

“We are doing much better now. Thank God we all are alive and managed to get out of it with minor bruises. When you see the condition of the car you realise that something worse could have happened to us,” says a worried Karanvir.

The car, in which Karanvir was travelling, tried to overtake a bus and the moment the driver swerved right, he saw a truck wrongly parked on the right side of the road. To save the car from hitting the truck, the driver drove the car right on to the pavement that hit a lamp post. “We were supposed to shoot the title track of our upcoming film, Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna, in Bhuj but we will now get back to shooting after ten days. And this time, we’ll either take a flight or go by train,” informs Karanvir.

At a time when many accidents are being reported due to rash driving and people flouting safety rules, Karanvir says that it’s high time people follow safety measures. “Wearing seat belts is very important. People sitting at the back must also wear seat belts. Since Priya and I (sitting behind) didn’t, we got badly bruised. There are certain rules that have been made for a reason and we all must follow them,” he adds.

Karanvir now plans to have special car seats for his newborn daughters and also wants to run a campaign on safety rules. “I am thinking of making videos and sharing important point on social media platforms educating people about road safety measures. I want to talk elaborately on them. I’ve had such an accident for the first time in my life and I totally understand the trauma one goes through. I am also thinking of running ads on the same and show them before our film,” Karanvir says.

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First Published: Mar 10, 2017 20:51 IST