Gayatri Joshi
Shah Rukh Khan and actress Gayatri Joshi in a still from 'Swades' Image Credit: Supplied


Bollywood actress Gayatri Joshi, who was seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Swades’, met with a car accident while travelling in Italy with her husband Vikas Oberoi.

The actress and her husband were on a vacation in Sardina when this accident took place. Gayatri and Vikas' car reportedly collided with several cars and a camper car. As per Vikas Oberoi’s manager, the couple are doing fine.

The incident occurred during the Sardinia Supercar Tour, which features a luxury car parade from Teulada to Olbia. Joshi and her husband were driving their Lamborghini when their luxury car collided with a Ferrari and a camper van.

Reportedly this resulted in an overturn on a rural road in Sardinia, and several automobiles crashed. As per media reports the Ferrari caught fire, killing the passengers, Melissa Krautli, 63, and Markus Krautli, 67. The couple was originally from Switzerland.

Joshi, who was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, began her career as a video jockey. She pursued her goal of becoming the Femina India beauty pageant winner. She represented India at Miss International 2000 after winning the Femina Miss India International title in 2000. She starred in Ashutosh Gowariker’s directorial 2004 movie ‘Swades’, which is all about an Nasa engineer who visits his Indian roots. The movie received positive reviews, and the actress was praised for her role.

In 2005, she married businessman Oberoi. Joshi has also worked as an advertising model and appeared in a number of music videos, including Hans Raj Hans' ‘Jhanjaria and ‘Kaghaz Ki Kashti’ by Jagjit Singh.