Shabana Azmi seriously injured in a car accident, undergoing treatment


Veteran actor Shabana Azmi is seriously injured in a car accident. Her car rammed into into a truck in Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra's Raigad district, over 60 km from Mumbai, on Saturday. The accident took place at round 3:30 pm.

At first Shabana and the car's driver were both rushed to MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and later to Mumbai Kokilaben hospital.

Her husband and noted lyricist Javed Akhtar was travelling in a separate car behind her and was safe.

Highway police patrol teams have rushed to the accident site.

“The Safari was being driven by the driver followed by the Audi (in which Javed Akhtar was travelling). The driver tried to overtake and ended up crashing into the moving truck from the rear,” a report quoted an official saying.

Raigad Police: Actor Shabana Azmi&her driver got injured in accident near Kahalpur on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car, but he is safe. Their vehicle was hit by a truck while they were travelling from Pune to Mumbai. Injured shifted to MGM Hospital.

— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Azmi a quick recovery on Twitter.

The news of @AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 18, 2020

Recently, Shabana celebrated the 75th birthday of her husband Javed Akhtar. Many celebrities graced the birthday celebrated of the noted yricist on Thursday and Friday.

We wish Shabana Azmi a speedy recovery!