Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi injured in road accident

Published: January 18, 2020
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Her husband Javed Akhtar, who was accompanying her in the vehicle, comes out unscathed in the incident.PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES

Her husband Javed Akhtar, who was accompanying her in the vehicle, comes out unscathed in the incident.PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES

Indian actress Shabana Azmi was injured in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday, according to India Today.

Her car was hit by a truck from behind on the expressway.

She has been admitted to MGM Hospital Panvel, Maharashtra.

MGM Hospital officials said, “Shabana Azmi has got minor injuries on her nose. No other visible injuries till now. She is right now in state of shock. Treatment going on. Condition stable.”

Police officials informed, “Shabana Azmi and her driver were injured in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle was hit by a truck on expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car who is safe. Both the injured have been shifted to MGM Hospital.”

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Javed Akhtar was also traveling with Shabana Azmi in the car. The couple was traveling towards Pune when their Tata Safari was hit by a truck. The lyricist was not injured in the accident.

After the accident, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to social media to ask authorities to monitor rash driving on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

He wrote, “The Mumbai-Pune expressway has always been dangerous and there is little or no monitoring to prevent rash driving. Have seen so many terrible accidents there. Hope #ShabanaAzmi is fine. Dear @OfficeofUT please improve safety on this route urgently. It is quite a death trap.”

Swara Bhasker also tweeted about Shabana’s accident. She wrote, “Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai- Pune Expressway OMG! Praying so hard.”

Shabana Azmi and her family celebrated Javed Akhtar’s 75th birthday on Friday. The celebration was attended by the who’s who of bollywood and business world.

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