Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi is injured as her car has met with a road accident yesterday afternoon. Shabana Azmi and her driver both were injured when her car hit a truck on Mumbai – Pune in Maharashtra’s Raigad district Saturday at around 3.30 pm. The sources say that her lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar, who was also travelling with her, is safe. Anil Paraskar, the Raigad superintendent of police said, “This accident took place near Khalapur, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari car in which they were traveling to Pune rammed into the truck.”
The sources say that due to the impact of the collision, the front portion of Shabana Azmi’ car was badly damaged. The SUV’s front passenger’s side was totally destroyed. Shabana Azmi, who was sitting in the rear seat, met with bruises. Her face and eyes were swollen due to the impact of collision. The actress was rushed to MGM hospital where she is being treated. Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Ambani hospital, said “Shabana Azmi is stable and under observation.”
Highway police patrol teams have rushed to the spot to investigate the accident site.
Shabana Azmi is popular for path breaking films such as Arth, Ankur, Paar, Masoom and Godmother.