Popular Kannada actor BS Avinash, best known among fans for starring in the nationwide blockbuster KGF films, survived a road accident after a canter truck rammed into his Mercedes-Benz in Bengaluru on the morning of Wednesday, June 29. The actor escaped unhurt without an injury after the truck had reportedly crossed a stop sign leading the vehicle to collide with his car. The accident took place when Avinash was en route to his gym, with the actor releasing a statement on social media on Thursday about the incident while expressing his gratitude to fans for their "outpouring" of love and concern. 

Avinash's statement on Instagram is as follows: "At around 6:05am yesterday morning, I had the scare of a lifetime. An unimaginable event with so much to process within such less time. As I was driving towards the gym, I had a green light near the Anil Kumble Circle but a container that had jumped the red signal and was speeding on the empty road, collided with my car, the impact of which almost tore down the bonnet. Thanks to the almighty and all your love, I was not injured in the accident and the only damage was to the car. Extremely grateful to my family and friends who mean as much family who stood right behind me during the entire process, our extremely efficient police force, to and our friends at sundaram motors. Seeing such outpouring of love feels overwhelming and genuinely makes me feel very lucky to have been blessed with the best. Thank you, ever grateful." Below is the statement:


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BS Avinash played the role of Andrews, one of the gang leaders in both the KGF films, starring Yash under Prashanth Neel’s direction. The first installment in the franchise, KGF: Chapter 1, released in 2018 became a smashing success and incidentally the highest-grossing Kannada film of all time. The response to the first film only heightened the hype for the second venture, KGF: Chapter 2, which opened this April as a pan-Indian venture and has raked in over Rs. 1000 crore globally. The end credits of the second installment teased KGF: Chapter 3 and all sights are now set on when the next film will be announced and go on floors.