Charu Khandal. PIC/Tv9 Gujarati (YouTube)
New Delhi: Animator Charu Khandal, who worked with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment on the VFX of his 2011 film Ra.One, passed away at the aged of 32 in Mumbai.
Charu had led the team that won the national award for special effects in Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One. She was battling for life since March 2012 after an auto rickshaw in which she was travelling, was hit by a speeding car in suburban Oshiwara in Mumbai, leaving her seriously injured.
The young animator suffered serious and multiple injuries to her head and spine and was left paralysed. Reports say she could barely move any of her body parts except her neck and wrists till date.
The mishap took place in the early hours of March 11, 2012, around 1am, when the victim, was returning home in the auto with her sister Ritu and friend Vikrant Goyal, after a party that she had thrown for close family and friends on Saturday night.
The young animator has suffered multiple fractures in her leg and spine besides grave injuries on her head after the black Honda City rammed into the autorickshaw, which turned turtle near Sriji restaurant.
Ritu and Goyal also received severe injuries in the accident, police had said.
The trio was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where Charu was battling for life and two others were undergoing treatment.
Manoj Gautam, who was behind the wheels of the car was arrested for rash and negligent driving.