Shabana Azmi (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi recently suffered a major road accident and is undergoing treatment at Kokilaben Ambani hospital in suburban Andheri. Bollywood celebs along with her family and friends are visiting the actress praying for her speedy recovery. Meanwhile, film producer Boney Kapoor recently visit Azmi and updated fans that she is under sedation but is coherent. The senior actor met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Boney Kapoor said, “According to doctors, there is nothing alarming. She’s sedated as there is some pain but everything is fine. Except Javed saab, Baba (Azmi, the actress’s brother) and Tanvi (Azmi, sister-in-law) nobody is allowed into the ICU.”
Boney assured media that she is potentially out of danger. Boney said “Shabanaji is coherent, talking normally, recognising people. For now, she is under observation 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,” he added.
Actor and director Satish Kaushik was quoted by the publication as saying, “Shabanaji’s condition is improving and her reports are normal. I met Javed saab too and everyone is relieved. God is kind.”
“She is stable and under observation,” said Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO of Ambani hospital in a statement late in the evening.
Paying her visit at the hospital were Javed’s ex-wife Honey Irani, Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar who came with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar, Farhan’s ex-wife Adhuna Akhtar, Vipul Shah, Ashutosh Gowariker and his wife Sunita, Farah Khan, Excel Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani, Vicky Kaushal and Jeetendra.
Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against Shabana’s driver for rash and negligent driving, police said on Sunday. Driver Kamlesh Kamath (38), who sustained minor injuries in the incident, was apparently trying to overtake another vehicle when Azmi’s car rammed into a truck near Khalapur, about 60 km from here in neighbouring Raigad district, a local police official earlier said.