Mumbai: Actor Shabana Azmi was Saturday injured in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway located in Maharashtra’s Raigad. She was initially taken to Panvel’s MGM hospital, but later shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Also Read - Shabana Azmi Poses With Farhan Akhtar And Shibani Dandekar at Me Raqsam Screening Amid Wedding Rumours
The car in which she was in was hit by a truck while she was travelling from Pune to Mumbai. Also Read - Shaukat Kaifi, Shabana Azmi's Mother And a Celebrated Actor, Passes Away at 93
“Actor Shabana Azmi is stable and under observation,” Dr Santosh Shetty Executive Director and CEO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital said. Also Read - Shabana Azmi Defends Shah Rukh Khan After Latter's Diwali Picture With 'Tilak' Gets Trolled
It is not immediately clear whether lyricist Javed Akhtar (75), who appeared badly shaken and helped to the roadside by a couple of persons, was also injured, but another unidentified woman is reportedly seriously injured.
Highway police patrol teams are currently present at the site.
The 69-year old actress is undergoing treatment and tests to ascertain the extent of her injuries, official sources told IANS.
Following the accident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal prayed for Shabana Azmi’s quick recovery. “Came to know abt Shabana Azmi ji’s accident. I pray to God for her fast recovery and good health,” he tweeted.