Mumbai: The film industry and millions of cinema lovers were robbed of the immense talent and grace of legendary actor Sridevi, 54, who succumbed to a cardiac arrest late on Saturday night after attending the wedding of Mohit Marwah, the nephew of her husband, producer Boney Kapoor, in Dubai.
Some netizens on Twitter have pointed out that Dubai officials have asked for a post-mortem to be conducted due to the circumstances surrounding her death.
According to Khaleej Times, Sridevi fainted in her hotel bathroom and was rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. The actor died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest.
After returning to India following the wedding, Boney went back to Dubai to 'surprise' her for dinner. The filmmaker woke her up, spoke to her for 15 minutes before asking her about the dinner. The actress then went to the washroom to freshen herself, but didn't come out for 15 minutes, after which Boney started knocking on the door. Worried about the lack of response, he forced open the door and found her motionless in a bathtub full of water.
"He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9pm," said the source.
There are rum-ours attributing the cause for her death to the alleged multiple cosmetic surgeries she allegedly underwent.
There were conflicting reports that a post-mortem may not be conducted in India, which could ascertain what triggered the heart attack. The actress married Kapoor in 1996. Sridevi had taken a break from Bollywood to focus on bringing up her two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.