On the fateful night of April 29, actor Vikram Chatterjee who was reportedly speeding his SUV near Kolkata's Rashbehari area, which resulted in a fatal accident that killed his close friend and sports presenter, Sonika Chauhan. Vikram was admitted to a private hospital and released on Thursday. It seems he will be called again in court on September 1 for another hearing. At a press conference to address the media, Vikram broke into tears. In a report in The Times of India, the Bigg Boss actor is quoted saying, "How many of you have had the misfortune of losing a friend who was the closest to you? To see her bleed from all over, to admit her to the emergency? If you have had that experience, you will know how painful it is. Sonika was very very dear to me — amar khub kaachher chhilo. She was an important part of my life and losing her hasn't been easy on me too. I am aware that my pain today in incomparable to that of her parents but since the time I have realised what is happening outside, I have been feeling devastated. I don't have the desire to earn sympathy nor do I need it but I wholeheartedly wish she was here today, even if it was at the cost of me not living on this planet. If I had perished in the car crash, I wouldn't be regretting. I didn't step out of the hospital since that fateful night. The reason, only doctors will be able to tell you all. Yes, I was admitted later but those who were attending to me while I was undergoing stitches on my head told me I should be admitted immediately. Honestly, at that point, I didn't even think of myself. Throughout, I wanted to be beside Sonika in whichever way I could. It was only after my family reached the hospital that I was convinced in admitting myself to seek treatment. And by that time, Sonika had passed away. She was not there for more than an hour."
He also said that he was advised against speaking earlier by the doctors as he was under extreme stress. He says he has surrendered before the police. Further he said, "I know nothing will compensate the loss that her parents are facing today. I don't have the means to reduce their sorrow but if I can do anything at all for them, I'll do it. No matter what I say, I cannot reduce the pain of the loss that Sonika's parents feel today. It is a personal loss to me too, being one of the closest to her. The thought of living with the guilt is overpowering. And yes, it is selfish of me to think that way. Thus, I wish I wasn't here today. Whether I was at fault or not, the investigation will reveal but at the end of the day, since I was in the driver's seat, the car's responsibility was mine. I cannot explain where it hurts. I am not being able to compensate for the loss and the helplessness is overbearing."
He maintained that the accident was not due to the car speeding and said it was under police investigation. In the mean time, there is a huge chorus to book Vikram for rash and negligent driving. Sonika's friend Satarupa Pyne and others have lashed out against him for being behind the wheels in that state. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates...
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