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Shabana Azmi critically injured in accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway


Her husband Javed Akhtar, who turned 75 only yesterday, was also in the car but escaped unhurt. The driver was injured.

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Renowned actress and activist Shabana Azmi met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway while returning to Mumbai and was seriously injured.

Her driver also suffered injuries. Husband and well-known screenwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, who turned 75 only yesterday, was also in the car but escaped unhurt.

The accident took place near Khalapur, 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the car and a truck coming from the opposite direction collided. The front portion of the car was badly damaged as can be seen in the pictures.

Azmi and her driver were rushed to the MGM Hospital in Panvel where they are currently under treatment.

In a media statement, the Raigad district police said, "Shabana Azmi and her driver were injured in an accident near Khalapur on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle was hit by a truck on the expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car and is safe. Both the injured have been shifted to MGM Hospital." 

The family had celebrated Javed Akhtar's 75th birthday just last evening at the Taj Land's End in Bandra, Mumbai, with the who's who of the film world in attendance.