Veteran actor Shabana Azmi met with a car accident on her way to Khandala from Mumbai. Her Tata Safari car was rammed by a truck in a head-on-collision. She has suffered some grave injuries. However, her husband noted lyricist Javed Akhtar who was also travelling with her escaped unhurt as he was in another car with a guest. The Police issued a statement saying,"Shabana Azmi's husband was not in the car at all. Javed Akhtar and three others were in a separate car behind hers."
Javed Akhtar is safe and sound and with Shabana Azmi as she was admitted to MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai. PeepingMoon.com exclusively spoke to him about the accident, and Javed Akhtar said, “The driver is also injured and not well enough to give any statement on who was on the wrong side. Shabana’s injuries are serious and she needs everyone’s blessings. This is not the right time to discuss any foul play as she has been shifted to the trauma ward. We were in the third lane when suddenly the driver took a turn and the Tata Safari hit the truck from the left side. Shabana suffered the most as she was sitting on the left side. It took us twenty minutes to get an ambulance.”
A special ambulance has already left from Mumbai to bring her and her driver who also suffered grave injuries back to Mumbai and get them admitted to Lilavati Hospital for further treatment.
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