So what exactly happened? Sridevi, 54, was in the UAE with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor for the wedding of Mohith Marwah, Boney Kapoor’s sister Reena’s son. The wedding saw the who’s who of Dubai including Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan and the entire Kapoor khandaan in attendance.
The sources say that English Vinglish and Mom actress had not been keeping well for the last couple of days. Boney, however managed to return last evening (24th February) and was with her. While some stories did the rounds that Boney Kapoor and Kushi Kapoor flew back to Mumbai after Mohit Marwa’s wedding but Sridevi decided to stay back in Dubai as she wanted to do shopping. Later Boney went back to Dubai to surprise his wife. They had a brief conversation before he asked her to have dinner with him. Sridevi was getting ready for a dinner date with hubby when the tragedy occurred. Sridevi went to the washroom to freshen up. When fifteen minutes passed, Boney Kapoor knocked on the door but he received no response. He then forced open the door and was shocked to find Sridevi lying motionless in the bathtub filled with water. She was rushed to Rashid hospital but could not be saved. The authorities too took over the case immediately and provided the required assistance for the formalities.
The Padma Shri awardee actress was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more. She had also made a mark with her stellar performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. She was currently shooting for Anand L Rai’s Zero starring Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan.