Renowned Bollywood actress 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, dashed 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 MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and later shifted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital.
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.
Also as per the latest reports that are flowing in, a police FIR is filed against Azmi’s car driver Amlesh Yogendra Kamat for rash driving by Rajesh Pandurang Shinde, whose truck was hit from behind by the car.