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Shabana Azmi is recovering well: Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi sustained injuries on January 18 after her car rammed into a truck near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2020 7:02:23 am
shabana azmi health Shabana Azmi had a car accident on January 18. (Photo: Shabana Azmi/Instagram)

Actor Shabana Azmi, who was injured in an accident last week, is recovering well, husband and writer Javed Akhtar said on Wednesday.

Akhtar tweeted, “Our family would like to thank all the friends and well wishers for their concern and messages for @AzmiShabana. This is to let everyone know that she is recovering well and most probably will be shifted to a normal room tomorrow.”

Shabana Azmi sustained injuries on Saturday after her car rammed into a truck near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. She was returning to Mumbai from Pune in a Tata Safari car when her driver overtook the vehicle ahead of him and crashed into a truck. While Akhtar escaped unhurt, Azmi sustained injuries. She was initially admitted to MGM Hospital in Panvel and later shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

An FIR has been lodged against the veteran actor’s driver for ‘rash driving’.

Soon after the accident, Shabana Azmi was flooded with ‘get well soon’ wishes from across the film fraternity. Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Tabu and others also visited the actor in the hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Azmi a quick recovery. He tweeted, “The news of @AzmiShabana Ji’s injury in an accident is distressing. I pray for her quick recovery.”

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