Veteran actor Shabana Azmi met with a car accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on 18 January. She was subsequently moved to Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital in Andheri for treatement.
Boney Kapoor, who visited Shabana Azmi in the hospital on Sunday, told Mumbai Mirror that Azmi is sedated but stable and that there is nothing “alarming” about her situation.
“Shabanaji is coherent, talking normally, recognising people. For now, she is under observsation and the doctors are making sure there is no internal injury and that potential dangers are ruled out. She is a fighter and will come out of it,” Kapoor told the publication.
Soon after the news of the incident broke out, wishes from politicians and celebrities started pouring in for her speedy recovery. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to say that the news is “distressing.”
The news of @AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 18, 2020
Shashi Tharoor assured everyone that Azmi is out of danger as he has spoken to Javed Akhtar. He wrote on Twitter, “Spoke to Javed Akhtar. She has suffered some injuries &is being moved to a bigger hospital in Mumbai. Further scans will be required, but he has been assured she is out of danger. I have assured him of all our prayers & best wishes for her speedy recovery.”
Spoke to @Javedakhtarjadu. She has suffered some injuries &is being moved to a bigger hospital in Mumbai. Further scans will be required, but he has been assured she is out of danger. I have assured him of all our prayers & best wishes for her speedy recovery. https://t.co/0XPwGys3hq— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 18, 2020
Shraddha Kapoor requested the media to refrain from posting photos of the accident as it is distressing for family members.
This is a request to all our friends in the media if someone has met with an accident please don’t put up those photos.Please have some empathy and sensitivity and think how distressing this can be to their family members and loved ones.Please take it down immediately.Thank you.— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) January 18, 2020
Varun Dhawan, too, echoed her thoughts.
Actor Neena Gupta also extended her wishes to Shabana Azmi.
Thank god we pray fr u shanana https://t.co/ULfIDu6SI6— Neena Gupta (@Neenagupta001) January 18, 2020
Highlighting the frequent rash driving on that route, filmmaker Hansal Mehta said that the Mumbai-Pune Expressway has always been dangerous and there is no way to prevent it.
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.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) January 18, 2020
Swara Bhasker wrote on Twitter, “Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai- Pune Expressway OMG! Praying so hard.”
Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai- Pune Expressway— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 18, 2020
OMG! Praying so hard https://t.co/zV4XRo2pqH
Politicians Sanjay Nirupam and Arvind Kejriwal prayed for Azmi’s quick recovery.
Praying for fast recovery of Shabana Azmi who is seriously injured today in a road accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway.#ShabanaAzmi— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) January 18, 2020
Came to know abt Shabana Azmi ji’s accident. I pray to God for her fast recovery and good health.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 18, 2020
(With inputs from Mumbai Mirror)
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