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After Cyrus Mistry’s death, Hansal Mehta shares the story of his ‘near fatal accident’

‘I get paranoid if people on the back seat don’t wear their seat belts too,’ tweeted The Scam 1992 director

Published: 05th September 2022
Hansal Mehta and Cyrus Mistry

A day after Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a car accident, filmmaker Hansal Mehta shared the story of an accident he survived in his 20s. Taking to Twitter, Hansal revealed that while travelling in Fiji Islands, his car “went off the road and dropped from a height” in an accident that could have killed him.

The Scam 1992 director tweeted on Monday, “Nearly 30 years ago, I was a boy in my early 20s. I had a near fatal accident in Fiji Islands. My car went off the road and dropped from a high. The car was finished. I was speeding. I was wearing a seat belt. I escaped an accident that would have surely ended my life.”

Talking about the hazards of speeding and the importance of wearing seat belts, he added, “I’ve stopped speeding ever since. I’ve always wear a seat belt- even if I’m on the rear seat. I get paranoid if people on the back seat don’t wear their seat belts too. Always better to be safe than sorry. There is No bravado in speeding. Life is meant for braver things.”

Cyrus Mistry was not wearing his seat belt during the car crash on Sunday afternoon. He was returning to Mumbai from Ahmedabad. According to PTI, a police officer said, “As per the preliminary investigation, over speeding and the error of judgement caused the car accident. Both the deceased were not wearing seat belts.” The car was being driven by Mumbai-based gynaecologist Anahita Pandole when it hit a road divider on the bridge on the Surya river and killed Cyrus and Jahangir Pandole on the spot.

Earlier, Dia Mirza urged people to wear seat belts after the accident. She said, "I beg you to wear your seat belts. Teach your children to wear seat belts. It saves lives." Besides Dia, other celebrities like Anupam Kher, Suniel Shetty, and Boman Irani too condoled Cyrus’s demise. His last rites will be performed at Mumbai’s Worli crematorium on Tuesday.

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