TV star Namish Taneja had a close shave


Mumbai monsoon is wreaking havoc on everyone! With the city witnessing the heaviest rainfall in over ten years, the normal life has come to a halt. Heavy monsoon has claimed several lives so far with a number of incidents of accidents, wall collapse, and land caving being reported all across the city every day.

 

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Yesterday, well-known television actor Namish Taneja had a close shave when his car was hit by lightning when he was heading back home with his family. “We were somewhere in Four Bungalows. I was at-the-wheel and my family was with me in the car. It was raining cats and dogs. As I was about to start the car, I heard a big bumping sound. It was as if something huge had fallen on the car’s roof,” says the actor.

 

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Namish goes on to add, “To my horror, I heard people shouting ‘bijli giri, bijli giri’. This is when we realized that lightning had hit our vehicle. I had heard, when lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal frame into the ground. We then need to fold our hands in our lap and avoid touching anything metallic within the car for some time. It takes a couple of minutes for the electrical current to pass through the vehicle and enter into the ground, and only after that, it is technically safe to exit. We did exactly the same.” “Thankfully, by the grace of God, we have been saved,” adds the actor.

Namish Taneja, who was most recently seen in Sony Entertainment Television’s Main Maike Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo, is now gearing up for his next show, titled Vidya. Set in Uttar Pradesh, the show pairs him opposite Udann star Meera Deosthale.