Kartik Aaryan’s Relatives Among Victims in Ghatkopar Hoarding Collapse

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Mumbai: In a harrowing incident on May 13, a massive hoarding toppled onto a petrol pump in the bustling suburb of Ghatkopar, Mumbai, amidst a violent storm. The catastrophic event claimed the lives of 16 individuals, leaving approximately 74 injured. Among the deceased were the maternal uncle and aunt of Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan, who was later identified through personal effects such as rings and jewelry.

The calamity unfolded when the hoarding, battered by the storm’s fury, gave way, causing widespread destruction and chaos. It took rescue workers three days to recover all the bodies, with the identification process hampered by the severe conditions. The revelation that the actor’s relatives were among the victims added a poignant note to the tragedy.

The actor’s maternal uncle, Manoj Chansoria, was a respected figure, having served as the director of Indore Airport. He resided with his wife Anita Chansoria in the serene locality of Mariam Chowk, Civil Lines, Jabalpur. The couple’s final rites were solemnly conducted on Thursday, with Aaryan and his family in attendance, mourning their loss.

In the aftermath, Mumbai Police apprehended Bhavesh Bhinde, the director of the advertising company responsible for the hoarding, signaling a crackdown on those accountable for the mishap.

Kartik Aaryan

Amidst this personal loss, Kartik Aaryan remains in the public eye due to his professional commitments. His upcoming film, ‘Chandu Champion,’ is a biographical drama inspired by the life of Murlikant Petkar, India’s first Paralympic gold medalist. Produced by the esteemed Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Kabir Khan, the film is slated for release on June 14, 2024. Additionally, the buzz around Aaryan’s next project, ‘Aashiqui 3,’ continues to build anticipation among his fans.