Our deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Prior to the unfortunate incident, Vaibhavi had some joyous moments in her life. On February 14, she had gotten engaged to businessman Jay Gandhi. It’s heartbreaking to think that such a promising chapter in her life was cut short so abruptly.
Let us remember Vaibhavi for her incredible talent and the joy she brought to her fans through her performances. May her soul rest in peace.”
Vaibhavi Upadhyaya, the talented actor from ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai,’ in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday. The entire entertainment industry mourns the loss of such a promising talent.
On Wednesday, Vaibhavi’s last rites were conducted in Mumbai, where family, friends, and well-wishers bid their final goodbyes. It’s an incredibly difficult time for everyone who knew and loved her.
Reports indicate that Vaibhavi was on a road trip in Himachal Pradesh with her fiancé, businessman Jay Gandhi, at the time of the accident. Thankfully, Jay survived the incident but sustained injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers.
ETimes spoke with Vaibhavi’s close friend, Actor Akangsha Rawat, who shared heartfelt memories of Vaibhavi. Akangsha also revealed that Vaibhavi and Jay had recently gotten engaged on February 14, adding an extra layer of tragedy to this devastating loss.
Vaibhavi will be remembered for her exceptional talent, vibrant personality, and contributions to the entertainment industry. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her loved ones find strength and solace during this challenging time.
Indeed, Vaibhavi Upadhyaya had the opportunity to work alongside Deepika Padukone in two notable films. In 2020, she appeared in the film ‘Chhapaak’ alongside Deepika Padukone, which shed light on the inspiring story of an acid attack survivor. Vaibhavi’s involvement in the film showcased her versatility as an actor.
Furthermore, Vaibhavi’s talent continued to shine as she joined the cast of ‘Timir’ in 2023, where she shared the screen with Deepika Padukone once again. This film undoubtedly offered Vaibhavi another platform to showcase her skills and contribute to the art of storytelling.
Through her work in ‘Chhapaak’ and ‘Timir,’ Vaibhavi leaves behind a lasting legacy in the film industry.
Producer JD Majethia, who had the opportunity to work closely with Vaibhavi in the popular TV show ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai,’ has provided some additional details regarding the accident. According to him, Vaibhavi was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
JD Majethia shared this information with paparazzo Viral Bhayani, stating that Vaibhavi and her fiancé were on a road trip in Himachal Pradesh. While their car was stopped to let a truck pass on a narrow road, the truck accidentally nudged their vehicle, causing it to slide into the valley. Unfortunately, as Vaibhavi was not wearing a seat belt, the impact resulted in a tragic outcome.
In addition to her notable role in ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai,’ Vaibhavi had also showcased her talent in various TV shows, including ‘CID’ and ‘Adaalat.’
Vaibhavi Upadhyaya’s close friend, actor Akangsha Rawat, provided some heartfelt insights into Vaibhavi’s life and the tragic accident in an interview with ETimes.
Akangsha and Vaibhavi had crossed paths during their audition for the TV show ‘Solah Singaar’ in 2006. Over time, they formed a strong bond and became best friends. Akangsha mentioned that she had recently messaged Vaibhavi to inquire about her marriage plans, as Vaibhavi had gotten engaged to Jay on February 14. The engagement ceremony followed Gujarati customs and rituals, with a simple exchange of ‘gol-dhana’ between the two families.
Regarding the accident, Akangsha shared details about how it unfolded. She revealed that Vaibhavi and Jay were on a road trip when the unfortunate incident occurred. While their car was waiting for a passing truck on a narrow road in Himachal Pradesh, the truck accidentally nudged their vehicle. As a result, the car slid into the valley and overturned. Tragically, Vaibhavi, who was not wearing a seat belt, succumbed to the injuries.