FIR Lodged Against Shabana Azmi’s Driver for ‘Rash Driving’

The veteran actor suffered injuries to the face in a car accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

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Shabana Azmi sustained injuries when her car rammed into a truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

An FIR has been registered against Shabana Azmi’s driver for ramming into a truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday, news agency ANI has reported.

In the report, the truck driver has accused Shabana’s driver Amlesh Kamat of rash driving, resulting in the accident. “Due to rash driving by the driver, the car hit the moving truck on Pune-Mumbai Expressway which resulted in the accident,” the FIR read.

Shabana sustained injuries in the accident, and was rushed to MGM Medical College at Kamothe in Navi Mumbai, before being transferred to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri.

The incident took place around 3:30 pm near Khalapur, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the car in which she was travelling rammed into a truck while trying to overtake, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar.

Azmi’s spokesperson told PTI last night that the actor was out of danger. “She is fine, nothing to worry about,” the spokesperson said.

Several celebrities took to social media to wish the veteran actor a speedy recovery, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Satish Kaushik, among others, visited Shabana in the hospital.

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