Boney Kapoor found Sridevi dead in a bathtub after inviting her to dinner
Veteran actor Sridevi, 54, was getting ready at a hotel room in Dubai for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to her sudden demise, a media report said on Monday.
Boney flew back from Mumbai and went to her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at around 5.30 p.m., on Saturday to “surprise” her with the dinner, a source close to the family told the Khaleej Times.
He woke her up and the couple chatted for about 15 minutes before he invited her for dinner.
The Mom star then went to the washroom. After 15 minutes had passed and Sridevi did not come out, Boney knocked on the door to check on her.
When he got no response, he forced open the door to find the legendary actor lying motionless in the bathtub full of water, the source said.
“He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 p.m.,” he added.
The police and paramedics rushed to the site, but she was pronounced dead.
Her body was taken to the General Department of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.
Sridevi, Boney, and their younger daughter Khushi Kapoor were in Ras Al Khaimah last week to celebrate the wedding of her actor-nephew Mohit Marwah.
Boney had returned to Mumbai after the wedding, but decided to return to Dubai to “surprise” his wife.
Uncertainty over when the body would arrive and the many questions surrounding her sudden death in Dubai late Saturday intensified as the day progressed.
The body of the late actor, who embodied superstardom in the 1980s and 1990s in what was a hugely male dominated industry, is expected to reach Mumbai late today after authorities in Dubai conclude all the formalities.
Back home, fans, family and friends were still trying to come to grips with what had happened.
While crowds hung around Boney and Sridevi’s empty Lokhandwala home, many celebrities visited Boney’s brother, Anil Kapoor’s residence, to offer their condolences.
The couple’s daughters, Khushi and Jhanvi, are at Anil Kapoor’s home, waiting for some news.
Amongst those who visited Anil Kapoor’s bungalow were Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Tabu, Saroj Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Honey Irani.
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