Shabana Azmi hurt in accident

Brenda Watkins
January 19, 2020

The vehicle Azmi was travelling in rammed into a truck, Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar said.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is the first six-lane concrete, access controlled highway in the country.

Azmi's driver has been identified as Amlesh Yogendra Kamat.

Renowned Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi was injured in a road accident involving her auto near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the police said on Saturday. Her husband Javed Akhtar was also in the auto but did not suffer injuries, news agency ANI reported.

The impact of the crash was so great that the front part of the SUV got crumpled.

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"We will collect Azmi's medical report from the MGM Hospital where she was initially taken".

The actress has been shifted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital where she is being administered treatment.

Azmi, who is known for her stellar performances in classics like Arth, Khandhar and Mandi, is the daughter of famous Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the accident, saying the news of her injury "is distressing", adding that he prayed "for her quick recovery".

Azmi, 69, sustained minor injuries on her neck and chin and near the eye, police said, according to the Hindustan Times.

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