Bollywood on-screen character Sridevi passed on in a Dubai lodging on Fabruary 24 because of unintentional dorwning. Her better half and film maker Boney Kapoor has now opened up – maybe out of the blue to a companion – about his unscheduled excursion to see his significant other in Dubai, how they embraced and kissed when he astonished her and how he discovered her lying in a bath loaded with water without a drop of water spilling out.
Boney has described the “point by point record of what precisely happened on the decisive night of February 24” to his companion of 30 years, exchange investigator Komal Nahta, who has repeated the discussion in a blog shared on his official Twitter page.
Nahta composed that Boney revealed to him he pushed open the washroom entryway – which had not been bolted from inside – at around 8 pm subsequent to getting no reaction to boisterous calls for Sridevi and a thump on the entryway. Prior, there had been a considerable measure of theory about the time that Boney had opened the lavatory entryway.
Nahta revealed to IANS that the discussion occurred on Wednesday before Sridevi’s memorial service.
It was scarcely two hours after Boney shocked Sridevi – his “jaan” and mom of their two little girls Janhvi and Khushi – at Room No. 2201 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel here, that he confronted the stun of her passing, composes Nahta.
Nahta compared Boney’s “unscheduled excursion to Dubai” to one such trip the maker had arranged in Bangalore in 1994 to get Sridevi off guard.
Boney stated, “On 24th (February 24) morning, I addressed her. When she let me know, ‘Father (that is the manner by which she tended to Boney), I’m missing you’, I additionally disclosed to her that I was feeling the loss of her a considerable measure. However, I didn’t reveal to her that I would join her in Dubai at night. Janhvi had favored my concept of going to Dubai since she was frightened, her mother, not used to being distant from everyone else, would lose her travel permit or some imperative archive on the off chance that she was separated from everyone else.”
According to Boney, there had been only two occasions in the last 24 years when they had not travelled together abroad — when Sridevi had travelled to New Jersey and Vancouver — for two film appearances. “Although I didn’t accompany her on those two trips, I made sure that my friend’s wife was with her on both the occasions. The Dubai stay was the first time Sridevi was alone for two days — 22nd and 23rd — in a foreign land,” he said.
Boney, Sridevi and Khushi were in Dubai for a family wedding which wrapped up on February 20. While Boney returned to attend an “important meeting” in Lucknow on February 22, Sridevi continued her stay in Dubai to shop for Janhvi and spent two days “relaxing in her hotel room”.
The producer told Nahta that he booked himself for a 3.30 p.m. flight to Dubai on February 24, and reached the hotel where his wife was staying at around 6.20 p.m. Dubai time. After reaching the hotel where the couple hugged and kissed, and chatted for around 15 minutes, Boney freshened up and suggested they go on a “romantic dinner”.
Then Sridevi, who as he says, was in “relaxation mode”, went for a bath. “I went to the living room while Sridevi went to the master bathroom to bathe and get ready,” Boney was quoted by Nahta as having said.
In the living room, Boney told Nahta that he surfed channels and was watching the South Africa-India cricket match for few minutes followed by the Pakistan Super League cricket match highlights. After around 15-20 minutes, he was restless as it was around 8 p.m. then and being a Saturday, he felt restaurants would fill up.
Nahta wrote, “Boney’s impatience made him shout out to Sridevi from the living room itself. After calling out to her twice, Boney lowered the volume of the TV set. Still no reply. He then walked to the bedroom and knocked at the bathroom door and even called out to her. The unsuspecting husband, hearing the tap inside on, then called out ‘Jaan, Jaan’ still louder but got no reply, which was unusual. “He panicked and opened the door which had not been bolted from inside, nervous but yet not at all prepared for what he was going to see. The tub was full of water and Sridevi was immersed completely, from head to toe, inside the tub. Devastated, he reached out to her but watching her motionless, he feared the worst.”
“Sridevi had drowned! Boney’s world had come crashing down.”
The much-loved actor’s sudden demise raised several questions. But as Nahta puts it, “Whether she first drowned and then became unconscious, or she first fell asleep or unconscious and then drowned, nobody will, perhaps, ever know. But she probably never got a chance to even struggle for a minute because had she moved her arms and legs in panic while drowning, there would be some water spilling out of the tub. But there wasn’t a drop of water on the floor outside the tub area.
“The mystery will remain unsolved.”