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Veteran Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi has met with an accident. Shabana was immediately rushed to the hospital after her car rammed into a truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday evening.
Azmi was heading towards Mumbai. That is her Safari crashed into a truck from the rear as both the vehicles were moving towards Mumbai.
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The accident took place 2 kilometres before Khalapur toll booth around 4 pm, according to Maharashtra traffic police headquarters officials.
As per Khalapur police, she sustained injuries on her face including neck and chin and near the eye. She was sitting next to the driver.
Azmi’s husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was travelling behind her in a separate car, an Audi, was safe and his car was not involved in the crash, said police.
“The Safari was being driven by Azmi’s driver followed by the Audi. The driver tried to overtake and ended up crashing into the moving truck from the rear,” said Vishwajeet Kainjade, inspector at Khalapur police station.
Within fifteen minutes of the accident, the police team reached the spot. However, by the time, the first responders had already rushed Azmi to the hospital. She is currently admitted at MGM Hospital in Kamothe.