Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was injured in an accident on Saturday (January 18) afternoon on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, official said.
The incident took place around 3.30 pm near Khalapur, over 60 km from Mumbai, when the car in which she was traveling rammed into a truck, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar. She was rushed to MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and was undergoing treatment, he said.
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 https://t.co/bezuNWvUTa pic.twitter.com/8YWtZoEUSF
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2020
Later, she was shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Her husband Javed Akhtar was also in the car but did not suffer injuries, ANI reported.
According to IANS, highway police patrol teams have rushed to investigate the accident site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern over the accident and wished her speedy recovery.
The news of @AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 18, 2020
Several Bollywood celebrities tweeted about the accident and wished for Shabana’s speedy recovery. The 69-year-old actor was last seen in 2017’s The Black Prince.
(With inputs from agencies)