Javed Akhtar, who was also present is safe, but another unidentified woman is reported to be seriously injured in the accident.
The Raigad Police of India even issued an official statement regarding the accident.
It reads as “Shabana Azmi and her driver were injured in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle hit by a truck on the expressway. Javed Akhtar, who was also present in the car, is currently safe. Both the injured have been shifted to MGM Hospital.”