Mumbai: Azmi's spokesperson said the actor was undergoing a check-up and that there was "nothing to worry about". Her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar (75), who was travelling in another vehicle behind Azmi's, was unhurt in the accident.
The incident took place around 4pm on Saturday near Khalapur, over 60km from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari car she was travelling in rammed a truck, Raigad superintendent of police Anil Paraskar said. The car driver was trying to overtake another vehicle when he hit the truck, said inspector Vishwajeet Kaingade, Khalapur police station.
Within 15 minutes of the accident the police reached the spot but first responders had already taken Azmi to MGM hospital. Azmi who was sitting in the passenger seat behind her driver was later declared out of danger and shifted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. The driver of the Safari, identified as Kamlesh Kamath, also sustainded minor injuries. Investigations are underway and the police said they are in the processign of registering a case under sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and section 337 (causing hurt by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against Kamnath.
Prime Minister Narendera Modi was among those wishing Azmi speedy recovery.
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