On January 18, 2020, renowned National Award winner Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi was grievously injured in a road accident involving her car and a truck, near Khalapur toll-plaza on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. She was rushed to the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College & Hospital (MGM-MCH) in Navi Mumbai for treatment and was later shifted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) in Andheri for further medicare. The veteran actress was discharged from the hospital on February 1 after recovering from the near-death accident.
Now, after a year after meeting with the horrific accident, Shabana expressed gratitude towards all the good wishes she received. She thanks the doctors and security personnel who helped her during the accident. Shabana tweeted, "It was at this time last year that I had my near fatal road accident! Thank you for the prayers of well-wishers around the globe, the security personnel who rescued me, doctors and staff of Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Tina Ambani that I am left with no trace of it. Deeply grateful."
It was at this time last year that I had my near fatal road accident! Thank you for the prayers of wellwishers around the globe, the securitypersonnel who rescued me ,Doctors and Staff of #Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, #Tina Ambani that I am left with no trace of it.Deeply grateful pic.twitter.com/iozHbmwXxY
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 18, 2021
In an interview last year, the actor had said, “I had fainted. I was told it was a very close shave. Because of the injury to the brain, I can say that I have a brain.” She said that she was back at work just 40 days later. She said, “Work keeps you going and you need to carry on. I received so much respect and concern from all parts of the world during that accident period and I think that’s one of the main reasons I recovered.”
Javed in an interview had said, "Who could think we would have such a calamity. The accident that Shabana went through was really deadly," he said. "We were in the other car, she was sleeping in the car behind us and when this accident occurred and we went back, the first thought was ‘Is she alive?’ Because the whole car was crushed, had become a heap of junk. Somehow we took her out, she was unconscious with blood all over her face and it was only from the nose. There were no wounds but the whole body has taken such a whiplash, that it will take a little time to be totally normal.”
Shabana's last release was the Netflix film Kaali Khuhi that released in October 2020.