She is Recovering Well: Javed Akhtar on Shabana’s Health

The actor met with a car accident on 18 January.

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Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi. 
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Javed Akhtar has taken to Twitter to say that Shabana Azmi is recovering well and will most probably be shifted to a normal room tomorrow.

Earlier, Bollywood Hungama quoted the lyricist as saying,

“There is good news. All tests and medical reports including the MRI are positive. No serious harm was done. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.”
Javed Akhtar, Lyricist

The car in which Shabana and Javed were travelling rammed into a truck the highway near Khalapur, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai. She was rushed MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and later shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. An FIR has been registered against the car’s driver for rash driving.

Boney Kapoor, who visited Shabana Azmi in the hospital on 19 January, told Mumbai Mirror that Azmi was sedated but stable and that there was nothing “alarming” about her situation. “Shabanaji is coherent, talking normally, recognising people. For now, she is under observsation and the doctors are making sure there is no internal injury and that potential dangers are ruled out. She is a fighter and will come out of it,” Kapoor told the publication.

Soon after the news broke, Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor and several Bollywood celebrities, including Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Swara Bhasker wished the actor a speedy recovery.

(With inputs from Bollywood Hungama)

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