Shabana Azmi has been taken to hospital after the accident on Saturday. Social media photo
Filmmaker Satish Kaushik says veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving her car and a truck near Khalapur toll-plaza on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, is doing much better.
Satish visited Shabana at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) in Andheri on Sunday.
Satish said: "Shabanaji is under strict observation. But she is doing much much better than yesterday. Prayers for her speedy recovery."
Shabana Azmi lies on the road after the accident. Twitter photo
She was rushed to the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and Hospital (MGM-MCH) at Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, for treatment and later shifted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) in Andheri for further medicare, said a top hospital official.
He said the National Award winner was under treatment at the hospital for a few hours and later her family requested that they wanted to shift her to the KDAH, so she was given a discharge. She was shifted by an ambulance from Kamothe (Navi Mumbai) to Andheri.
An FIR has been registered against actor Shabana Azmi’s driver, Amlesh Yogendra Kamat.
According to police, the complaint has been registered by Rajesh Pandurang Shinde, the truck driver as his vehicle was hit from behind by the Azmi’s car.
“Due to rash driving by the car’s driver, the car hit the moving truck on Pune-Mumbai Expressway which resulted in the accident,” the FIR copy read.
Swara, Nora 'praying hard' for injured Shabana
Meanwhile, Bollywood actors like Swara Bhasker and Nora Fatehi are praying for the speedy recovery of Shabana Azmi.
Swara wrote: "Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai- Pune Expressway. OMG! Praying so hard."
Nora tweeted: "Praying for your speedy recovery! @AzmiShabana Very unfortunate!?? #ShabanaAzmi."
Actress Rituparna Sengupta tweeted: "Just heard that @AzmiShabana ji met with an accident. Praying for her speedy recovery...Get well soon Shabana ji."
Actress-host Tara Sharma Saluja is glad to hear Shabana is "out of danger and stable." "Prayers for a full and speedy recovery & love from us all.
@Javedakhtarjadu," Saluja wrote.
As per information, her car, in which her husband and National Award winning poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar was also travelling, rammed into a truck from behind on the highway on the Mumbai-Pune lane around 4.15pm on Saturday, according to a highway patrol policeman, Babasaheb Chemate.
The injured actress was brought out of the car, kept on the road briefly, and later rushed to the MGM-MCH at Kamothe.
The 69-year-old actress underwent the initial tests and treatment to ascertain the extent of her injuries, and then shifted to the multi-speciality KDAH in Mumbai.
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