Sridevi death: Everything you wanted to ask, but didn’t

When did Sridevi die?

Sridevi, who acted in over 300 films, died of an accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub in Dubai on Saturday, February 24. 

Where was she at the time of death?

Sridevi was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. She had gone there to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

Who confirmed the news of Sridevi’s demise?

It was brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor who broke the news to indianexpress.com about her death. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay said.

What happened to her?

Reportedly, Sridevi was staying at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower hotel, Dubai Police said initial investigation shows that Bollywood actress Sridevi drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room.

They found traces of alcohol in her body and this may have led to the accident. “The investigation is still going on to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident as the forensic report only says that she drowned,” an official told Gulf News.

Did Sridevi have a medical history?

Boney Kapoor’s brother Sanjay Kapoor, who reached Dubai early Sunday morning, told a local news portal that the family is in shock at Sridevi’s death. “She had no history of a heart ailment,” he said.

When would Sridevi’s body reach India?

According to officials at the Indian Consulate in Dubai, Sridevi’s autopsy was conducted on Sunday at the Al Qusais Hospital. Her body is expected to be flown to Mumbai on a chartered aircraft on Monday for the last rites.

When is her funeral?

YRF briefed the media persons, stationed outside Anil Kapoor’s house. “As of now, we don’t know when the body will arrive in India because they are yet to receive the clearance from Dubai to take the body. We will inform about the funeral and further proceedings tomorrow.”

Who all have already arrived in Mumbai?

Arjun Kapoor, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Ishaan Khatter, Shilpa Shetty, Nikhil Dwivedi and Anupam Kher were among the few who have already visited Anil Kapoor’s house, where Sridevi’s two daughters Janhvi and Khushi are at the moment.

Sridevi, who passed away at the age of 54, is survived by Boney Kapoor and their two daughters Janhvi and Khushi.


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