Actor Shabana Azmi was injured in a car accident on Saturday, 18 January, on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra's Raigad district, an official told PTI. As per latest reports, she has been shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. Now, according to a report by ANI Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of the hospital, said “Actor Shabana Azmi is stable and under observation.”
The incident took place around 3:30 pm near Khalapur, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the car in which she was travelling rammed into a truck, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar. She was rushed to the MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai.
Azmi’s spokesperson had told PTI the actor was out of danger. “She is fine, nothing to worry about,” the spokesperson added.
The Raigad Police have issued an official statement which reads, “Shabana Azmi and her driver was injured in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle hit by a truck on the expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car who is safe. Both the injured have been shifted to MGM Hospital.”
As per a report by ANI, Shabana’s husband Javed Akhtar did not suffer any injuries. Another unidentified woman is reported to be seriously injured in the accident. Highway police patrol teams are investigating the accident site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to say that he is ‘distressed’ by Shabana Azmi’s accident and he is praying for 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
Actor Swara Bhasker took to Twitter to pray for Azmi’s speedy recovery.
Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai- Pune Expressway— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 18, 2020
OMG! Praying so hard https://t.co/zV4XRo2pqH
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to send across a message for her fast recovery.
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
(Inputs: PTI and ANI)
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