Bollywood King Khan Shahrukh Khan, who returned to Mumbai last night after shooting for his yet untitled movie with Yash Raj Films in London, wished Charu Khandal a speedy recovery.
The actor said, "It's very unfortunate. I've been in touch with the office. I'll look into it. I'll pray allah makes her fine soon. Inshallah."
The animator of Shahrukh Khan's "Ra.One" was Monday battling for life after a speeding car, with an allegedly drunk driver at the wheel, rammed into the auto-rickshaw in which she was traveling with her sister and a friend.
Charu Khandal, 26, suffered multiple fractures and injuries to her spinal cord in the accident early Sunday. Her sister Ritu was stable as she suffered minor injuries. Her friend Vikrant Goel also suffered injuries and is under observation at hospital.
Doctors said that the 28-year-old, who recently won a National Award for Ra.One, is still critical. Charu is not in coma, but has been put on ventilator as she is unable to breathe on her own. Doctors have been unable to operate on her since her spine is swollen.
Charu was returning home in the wee hours of Sunday, when a drunk driver rammed his Honda City into the autorickshaw she was travelling in.
Charu's friend Vikrant Goel, who was also with her, has been operated on and while his condition is critical, doctors are optimistic about his recovery. Meanwhile, Charu's family and friends have begun a Facebook campaign to garner support for her after the accused - Manoj Netrapal - walked out on bail of a mere five thousand rupees . Manoj's neighbours say he hasn't returned home since he was released on Sunday.