The injured actor admitted to a hospital in Navi Mumbai.

Actor Shabana Azmi hurt in road accident on Mumbai-Pune ExpresswayWikimedia Commons/FilmiTadka
news Accident Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 18:06

Renowned Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi was injured in a road accident involving her car near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the police said on Saturday.

As per preliminary information, her car, in which her husband and noted lyricist Javed Akhtar was also travelling, rammed against a truck on the highway towards Pune at around 4.15 p.m.

The injured actress was brought out of the car and admitted to a hospital in Navi Mumbai.

It is not immediately clear whether Akhtar was also injured, but another unidentified woman is reported to be seriously hurt.

Highway police patrol teams have rushed to investigate the accident site. Further details are awaited.

According to the Times of India, the Raigad Police issued an official statement regarding the accident: "Shabana Azmi and her driver was injured in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle 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."
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