Actor Malaika Arora, popularly known for appearing in the music video of Chaiyya Chaiyya (1998) alongside Shahrukh Khan, met with a car accident on Saturday, at the outskirts of Mumbai.
Arora was in Pune to attend a fashion event, and her car reportedly met with an accident. She sustained minor injuries on the forehead and was immediately admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai for treatment.
ANI tweeted an update about the actor-presenter from Apollo hospital, “The CT scan has turned out fine and she is currently okay. The actor will be kept under observation for the night and will be discharged in the morning, tomorrow.”
It was reported that the news of the accident was first shared by officials at the Khopoli police station.
“The accident happened at the 38km point on Mumbai-Pune expressway, which is an accident prone area. Three vehicles rammed into each other and all three of them have received damages. The motor-cyclists drove away immediately after the accident and hence, the kind of injuries sustained is not clear. We have been informed that all victims have sustained very minor injuries,” stated a police official.
He added that an FIR will be also be filed, soon.
“We have received the registration numbers of all three cars and now, we would contact the owners to understand what had actually happened,” Haresh Kalsekar, Assistant Police Inspector from Khopoli police station, told TOI.
Meanwhile, Arora’s sister, Amrita Arora told the publication that the actor was stable and currently recovering.
“Malaika is shaken up by the incident but is doing okay. She has had a few stitches and is doing fine. She didn’t have any major head injury as she had a cushion next to her head. She should be back home by Sunday afternoon,” a source told India Today.
Arora is a well-known face on Indian television, having served on the jury of popular dance reality television shows like, Nach Baliye, Zara Nachke Dikha, and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, among others.
She has also been judging India’s Got Talent since 2012, alongside Kirron Kher and Karan Johar. She has hosted and judged MTV India’s India’s Next Top Model and MTV Supermodel of the Year.