Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was injured after her car rammed into a truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday evening.
Azmi was returning to Mumbai from Pune in a Tata Safari car when her driver overtook the vehicle ahead of him from the left-most lane and crashed into a truck.
Azmi, who was bleeding from the head and face, was rushed to MGM Medical College at Kamothe in Navi Mumbai by other motorists, said Inspector Vishwajeet Kaigade of Khalapur police station. The driver escaped with a few abrasions. Police said Azmi’s husband, lyricist Javed Akhtar, was also traveling in the same direction in another car.
Azmi was admitted to the hospital at 4.45 pm. She underwent CT scans and X-rays of the head, neck and chest, and ultrasonography of the abdomen, said Medical Superintendent Dr K R Salgotra.
“She suffered a subdural hematoma to the left side of her brain, a fracture below her right eye and injuries to her cervical spine. At her request, we shifted her to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri (West),” said Dr Salgotra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “The news of AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.”
The news of @AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 18, 2020
Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, said, “She is stable and under observation here.”
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