The lady superstar of Indian cinema, Sridevi died on Saturday (February 24) at around 11.30 p.m. The unexpected news of Sridevi’s death left everyone in shock. Early reports came in as she died due to cardiac arrest while she was in Dubai to attend a marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.
However, following completion of the post-mortem, Dubai Police said that the death of the actress occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following the loss of consciousness. Dubai Police confirms that the case file has been forwarded to the Dubai Public Prosecution to take the necessary legal action as is the case in such cases,” Dubai Media Office had tweeted.
According to a Gulf News report, Sridevi was under the influence of alcohol and had lost her balance and fell into the bathtub and drowned.
Sridevi was found unconscious in the bathroom of her room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel late on Saturday night. She was then rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but pronounced dead on admission.
Fans in Mumbai and the film fraternity are waiting to pay tribute as Sridevi’s mortal remains arrive. It is still unclear when her mortal remains would arrive in Mumbai. Indian officials and family members of Sridevi are awaiting necessary certificates from the Dubai authorities. To proceed with the process of repatriating her mortal remains, they need a forensic certificate, death certificate and embalming certificate before the process of embalming the body begins.
Sridevi is remembered for her excellent performances in some of the iconic Bollywood films like “Mr. India”, “Nagina”, “Sadma”, “ChalBaaz”, “Chandni”, “Khuda Gawah”, among many others in different Indian languages.
The Padma Shri recipient; Sridevi who made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with “English Vinglish” after a long break of 15 years, was last seen in “Mom” in 2017.
Sridevi was born in Sivakasi, Tamilnadu in the year 1963 on August 13. At the age of four she began her career as childhood artist in a devotional film in Tamil named “Thunaivan”.