Singer-actor-television host Aditya Narayan made headlines yesterday when news about his car hitting an auto rickshaw and injuring two came out. The Mercedes that the young lad was driving injured the passenger and the rickshaw driver. The accident happened at Andheri’s Lokhandwala circle. In an official statement procured by India.com, Aditya said, “It was an unfortunate accident and I feel sorry for what had happened. The Playback singer and TV anchor further said, “Soon after the accident, I immediately took the driver and the woman passenger in the auto rickshaw to Kokilaben Ambani hospital where they are recuperating.”
Aditya has also shared that he will take care of the medical expenses of the injured people. The lady passenger, a widow, is now better and likely to get discharged today as per sources while the driver of the auto rickshaw is undergoing treatment and is responding to medical help provided by the hospital. The incident took place on Monday afternoon, post which the Versova Police detained the singer. He was booked under IPC 279 and 338 for rash and negligent driving and had to undergo medical tests as well.
Aditya was later granted bail and fined Rs 10000 and released the same night. Zulfikar Memon, Aditya’s lawyer, and Partner MZM Legal, said, “Aditya has done what any responsible citizen would do. As a family, the Narayans have taken care of the injured person and are looking into the medical needs.”
Twitterati has been having a field day meanwhile, liking this case to Salman Khan’s road accident case and opining that Aditya is on the way to become the next brat with his arrogant attitude and rash driving. There are also memes going viral right now, with a picture of Aditya from back in the day, on the driving seat along with Salman in a still from the film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) where Aditya played Salman’s son.