Shabana Azmi injured in car crash on Mumbai-Pune Expressway; actor fine, nothing to worry about, says spokesperson

Actress Shabana Azmi and another person were injured in a car accident on Saturday afternoon on Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra's Raigad district.

 Shabana Azmi injured in car crash on Mumbai-Pune Expressway; actor fine, nothing to worry about, says spokesperson

The mangled remains of Shabana Azmi's car. ANI

Her lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar, who was also travelling with her, is safe, reportMumbai Mirror.

The incident occurred near Khalapur, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari car in which they were traveling to Pune rammed into a truck, said Raigad superintendent of police Anil Paraskar.

Azmi's spokesperson said the actor was undergoing a check-up. "She is fine, nothing to worry about," the spokesperson added. Javed Akhtar celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday.

A local police official said the driver was apparently trying to overtake another vehicle and rammed into the truck. One more person who was travelling in the car sustained minor injuries, he said. His identity is not yet known.

Azmi was admitted at Kokilaben Ambani hospital in suburban Andheri after initial treatment at MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai.

"She is stable and under observation," said Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Ambani Hospital in a statement late in the evening

Azmi is known for her path-breaking roles in films such as Arth, Ankur, Paar, Masoom and Godmother.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, Congress Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, and actors Neena Gupta, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Swara Bhasker wished a speedy recovery to the veteran actor on Twitter.

 

 

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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Updated Date: Jan 19, 2020 11:45:03 IST