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.
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.”