The Mys­tery Be­hind Sridevi’s Un­timely Death: Ex­posed

SRIDEVI'S un­timely death was a shocker. Sumita Chakraborty finds out the truth be­hind her tragic death.

Stardust (English) - - COVER STORY -

It was ac­tu­ally quite early in the morn­ing on a bright and sunny Sun­day of Fe­bru­ary 25, 2018 that In­dia woke up to the tragic news that Bol­ly­wood’s most loved fe­male su­per­star Sridevi was no more. She was pro­nounced dead in Dubai on Fe­bru­ary 24 2018, at 8 p.m. Shock fol­lowed acute dis­be­lief – this just couldn’t be true... Didn’t we see the very gor­geous Sridevi danc­ing with her hus­band Boney Kapoor at her nephew Mo­hit Mar­wah’s wed­ding in Dubai just a few days back? Didn’t she look so ethe­real pos­ing for the shut­ter­bugs there? How was it pos­si­ble… But un­for­tu­nately, the dread­ful news was cent per­cent true. The queen of cel­lu­loid dreams Sridevi was in­deed no more.

Se­quence Of Events

Sup­pos­edly, af­ter Mo­hit Mar­wah’s wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion ended, Boney, their daugh­ter Khushi and oth­ers from the Kapoor Khan­daan re­turned to Mum­bai. Jah­nvi was busy shoot­ing in In­dia so had not been able to at­tend the wed­ding. Sridevi, how­ever, de­cided to stay back to at­tend an auc­tion and sup­pos­edly, meet her sis­ter Sri­latha. She was put up in room 2201 at the plush Jumeirah Emi­rates Tow­ers Hotel and sup­pos­edly, spent the next two days in her hotel room it­self. Boney re­turned to Mum­bai to at­tend in­dus­tri­al­ist Man­mo­han Shetty’s birth­day, then went with Amar Singh to at­tend an in­vestor’s fo­rum in UP. He then re­turned to Dubai that fate­ful day to sur­prise Sridevi and take her out for a ro­man­tic din­ner. Boney and Sridevi al­legedly spoke for some time and Sridevi went to have a bath in or­der to change for din­ner. Boney went on to watch TV for some time un­til he re­alised that Sridevi was tak­ing too long in the bath­room. Af­ter get­ting no re­sponse from her de­spite re­peated calls, Boney rushed into the bath­room and found Sridevi ly­ing sense­less. Boney and a friend along with the hotel medi­cos rushed Sridevi to the hospi­tal. Un­for­tu­nately, the su­per­star was no more.

The Me­dia Cir­cus

The first news that fil­tered in pro­claimed that Sridevi had sup­pos­edly died of a car­diac ar­rest, and what fol­lowed was sheer pan­de­mo­nium. The In­dian me­dia went on an over­drive analysing ev­ery as­pect of Sridevi’s death. The Roop Ki Rani ac­tor’s life was put un­der a mi­cro­scope and ev­ery minute of her life was probed minutely. Panel dis­cus­sions with peo­ple not even re­motely con­nected to the Mr In­dia su­per­star de­bated vo­cif­er­ously on the cause of her death reach­ing con­clu­sions that veered from the lady’s sud­den weight loss to her al­leged cosmetic surg­eries in Cal­i­for­nia. They gravely mused with the­atri­cal pauses why Boney made a sur­prise visit back to Dubai just to take Sridevi out for a ro­man­tic din­ner? How Sridevi lost so much weight… to what not…? OTT an­chors of news chan­nels screamed them­selves hoarse try­ing to gain mileage on the iconic su­per­star’s death. It was the race of the TRPs and the great In­dian me­dia cir­cus per­for­mance con­tin­ued un­til… The foren­sic re­port that came out in the evening stated con­clu­sively that Sridevi had died of “ac­ci­den­tal drown­ing” in her hotel bath tub. And the Dubai po­lice and prose­cu­tor were con­vinced about the find­ings and no fur­ther probe or in­ves­ti­ga­tion was war­ranted and the case was shut.

The Roop ki Rani ac­tor’s life was put un­der a mi­cro­scope and ev­ery minute of her life was probed minutely.”

Far-fetched Con­spir­acy The­o­ries

…But the fat was in the fire. And, how! The In­dian me­dia cir­cus pounced on this news and worked up a con­spir­acy the­ory un­til it reached a crescendo. Ear­lier con­jec­tures were de­bunked and newer the­o­ries were wo­ven and em­broi­dered still fur­ther. Rab­ble-rousers screamed that it was a con­spir­acy and the com­mon chant was, “who dies in a bath tub?”

Voice Of Logic

Em­i­nent jour­nal­ist and the Edi­tor of Film In­for­ma­tion, Ko­mal Na­hata, a close friend of Boney Kapoor, was one of the few who man­aged to have a con­ver­sa­tion with Boney about the last hours of Sridevi’s life. Ko­mal put that on his blog main­tain­ing that he was not ‘in­ves­ti­gat­ing’ Sridevi’s death but just putting the facts told to him down. He also re­vealed Aamir Khan’s in­ter­ac­tion with Boney Kapoor. We’ve put down ver­ba­tim Ko­mal Na­hata’s ac­count of the con­ver­sa­tion:

Panel dis­cus­sions with peo­ple not even re­motely con­nected to the Mr In­dia su­per­star de­bated vo­cif­er­ously on the cause of her death.”

...Sridevi’s fu­neral

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