Shabana Azmi Injured After Her SUV Rams Truck On Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Shabana Azmi car rammed into a truck at Bombay-Pune Highway. The veteran actress has been grievously injured in the accident. She was along with her husband Javed Akhtar, who escaped unhurt.
She was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital and has been in a critical state since then.
The accident took place around 3:30 pm near Khalapur, about 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari SUV the 69-year-old actor was travelling in, rammed a truck from behind.
Photos of the incident show Shabana Azmi being helped out of the rear seats of the SUV, her face and eye swollen.
Such was the impact that the front passenger’s side of the SUV was completely destroyed. A photo shows the bonnet of the car crumpled and the radiator and bonnet wrecked.
Shabana Azmi was rushed to MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and is undergoing treatment, news agency PTI quoted Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar as saying. According to ANI, Javed Akhtar, who was also present is safe, but another unidentified woman is reported to be seriously injured in the accident. More details are awaited.
Shabana Azmi, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 and National Film Award five times, is known for her work in Ankur, Arth, Mandi among other films.
Last night, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar celebrated Javed Akhtar’s 75th birthday. Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit among others attended the birthday party. On his 75th birthday eve, the family even hosted a theme bash for the veteran poet-lyricist.