Why Aamir Khan’s Phone Call From LA Made Boney Kapoor Weep?
Boney Kapoor has still to get over his grief over the demise of his better half, actress Sridevi. It is not rare for the producer to shed tears while recalling the events in Dubai on 24th February, the day he reached Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel where Sridevi was putting up, after a couple of hours of which he found her dead body in the bathtub of their bathroom. But Boney was inconsolable when Aamir Khan called him up to from Los Angeles on 3rd March to pay his condolences. Aamir was out of station and, therefore, could not personally visit Boney when the latter reached India with Sridevi’s mortal remains. Aamir did call Boney a couple of times but, quite understandably, Boney missed his calls. Realising that Boney would be both, distraught and busy with the last rites once he landed in India. Aamir decided to telephone him after a couple of days. He was returning from Los Angeles on 3rd March and called up Boney on his way to the LA airport to inform him that after landing from LA on 4th, he would visit Boney straight from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Over the telephone, Boney and Aamir got talking about the unfortunate demise when the former started to recount the chain of events in brief, leading to the horrifying end. Hearing this, Aamir instantly recalled how a very dear friend of his had, a couple of years ago, almost lost his wife in the bathtub.
Aamir went on to narrate the scary incident to Boney. It had so happened that Aamir’s close friend was on a holiday abroad with his wife. While there, the wife had one day gone to the bathroom for a bath in the tub. Not having much to do, the husband, after a while, entered the bathroom, wanting to chat with the wife while she bathed in the tub. To his shock, he saw about half his wife’s face, including the nose, submerged in the water. Calling her out by her name, the man saw her stare at him blankly and make some feeble sounds. Wondering what was happening, the man shouted out to his wife, ran towards her and sill screaming her name, pulled her out of the bathtub. The wife could barely stand. On being asked what had happened, all the wife could say meekly was, “I don’t know what happened, I don’t know what happened.” She looked halfconscious. The visibly shaken husband sat his wife down for a few minutes till she felt better. “What had happened,” said Aamir to Boney, “was that my friend’s wife suffered from low blood pressure, and when she lay in the bathtub in extremely hot water, with her entire body, except her head, in the water, the blood pressure went further down. This made the blood rush down from her head (which was not in the hot water) to the lower parts of her body, making her feel giddy and semi-conscious. The doctor told the couple that because of the low blood pressure and the consequent flow of blood from her head to the other parts of the body which were inside the hot water, she could have lost complete consciousness and drowned in the tub. Had the husband not entered the bathroom, he would have, in all probability, lost his wife that day as she would have drowned in the water.” Aamir added, “The wife would not even have got a chance to shout for help or scramble to come out of the bathtub as she would not have realised that she had drowned, because of her unconscious state.” On hearing this, Boney started to cry inconsolably on the telephone. Revealed Aamir, “I feel, while I was narrating the incident of my friend’s wife, Boney was probably imaging how Srideviji, in similar circumstances as my friend’s wife, must have drowned to her death. He was so shaken that he was sobbing like a child, on the telephone. Aamir pacified Boney and promised to see him on landing in India in less than 24 hours thereafter. Aamir was by Boney’s side in his house. The actor called on Boney before going home from the airport, after landing in India on 4th.
Aamir instantly recalled how a very dear friend of his had, a couple of years ago, almost lost his wife in the bathtub.”
Medical Jargon Proves “Accidental Drowning In The Bath Tub” is Plausible…
Really tragic. But as we speak, more and more such cases are coming to light. Recently, a prominent socialite in Mumbai who suffered from low blood pressure collapsed after inhaling the hot fumes from a steamy bath. Luckily, she was saved in the nick of time. Surender Bhatia from Film Information, further revealed in it that “Certain findings of medical research by the Department of Legal Medicine, Yokohama City University School of Medicine reported 303 cases of death while taking a bath, which included 147 cases of sudden death and 151 cases of accidental death in one single year in Japan. The study observed that a decrease in blood pressure caused transient cerebral ischemia, and if loss of consciousness occurred as a result of a drop in blood pressure, patients may have died of drowning due to this loss of consciousness.” He further said, “It is speculation again, but maybe not malicious, or probably just a fair assumption that one of the major cases of Sridevi’ accidental drowning’ was salt or lack of it. If it is accepted that Sridevi lost consciousness or rather fainted in the bathtub, and subsequently drowned, it could well be because her blood pressure was low to begin with, and in hot bath waters, widely at variance with the coolness of her bedroom/living room, it fell further and caused the fatal fainting spell.” …Alas, as William Shakeaspeare states ‘The gloomy shade of death’ has taken one of our beloved superstars Sridevi from us much before her time. She was just 54. But as Boney Kapoor in his open letter says, “The curtains never come down on an actor’s life because they shine on the silver screen forever.” Indeed, Sridevi will always live on…
The curtains never come down on an actor’s life because they shine on the silver screen forever.” — Boney Kapoor
At the screening of Mom