Mumbai: Fans of cinema across the country and even in other parts of the world have been in shock after hearing the news of veteran actress Sridevi’s passing in Dubai on Saturday.
Stories and mysteries surrounding the cause of death and the exact sequence have only heightened the grief that actress’ fans are grappling with.
After initial reports of Sridevi dying of a cardiac arrest in her hotel room in Dubai, later stories emerged that she was found dead in a bathtub full of water.
Bangladeshi author and social activist Taslima Nasreen sensed amiss about the reports and tweeted in the morning that she hoped it's was not a homicide or suicide.
Sridevi's body was found in a bathtub full of water. Hope it is not homicide or suicide.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) February 26, 2018
Twitteratti didn’t take kindly to her views and slammed her for being a ‘negative thinker’, ‘trouble maker’ and asked her to stop spreading conspiracy theories and some even trolled her.
One of the problems with intelligent people is, they finds problem in places where there is none!— SidG (@leon119) February 26, 2018
Not intelligent. Trouble makers.— MumbaiMeriJaan (@BP_speak) February 26, 2018
Why is it written somewhere that in bath tub full of water cardiac arrest can't happen, stop spreading conspiracy theories when there is none.— Saurabh Ranjan 💥🇮🇳💥 (@saurabhranjann) February 26, 2018
masala for Bollywood movie ?— Shandy Singaporean (@shandym) February 26, 2018
Feminist is just anothef word to define a profesdional troubleaker.— SidG (@leon119) February 26, 2018
Aren't u a asylum dweller?? Jus curious— ashwinc3184 (@IamAshwinC) February 26, 2018
Stop speculation n putting poison with out fact check.— Nomadic IIMCian (@NIimcian) February 26, 2018
And folks, this is how you make controversies in the 21st century!— Talker Talks (@talker_talks) February 26, 2018
Ye mohtarma apne desh se bhagayigayi he .Yahan aise logo ke liye ashram he ..Kuch bhi tweet krna he— kavi 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@kavita_tewari) February 26, 2018
Don't try to cook conspiracy theory...please avoid..let facts to speak....— rajeshsarwate (@rajeshsarwate) February 26, 2018
And as the cause of death went from cardiac arrest to ‘accidental drowning’ following a forensic report in the evening, Taslima seemed convinced about her earlier theory and wrote how it wasn’t possible for healthy adults to drown in bathtubs ‘accidentally.’
Healthy adults don't drown in bathtubs accidentally.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) February 26, 2018
This time also she was slammed, but there were several who believed in her theory. Check out some of the reactions both for and against her tweet.
Even at the first I thought it was murder. only boney Kapoor was with him in the room. So the police should question him first, this is totally pre planned murder like aarushi— sidharth nohal (@sidh1975) February 27, 2018
Me too. The moment I heard the sad news, I doubted it was murder. Write it down. Some filmmaker is going to make a movie on #SuspiciousSrideviDeath— D (@Doveranalyst) February 26, 2018
This is sad but it is becoming a thriller. Healthy and fine Sridevi can't just drown.
Even at the first instance I thought it was murder. Nd only boney Kapoor was with him in the room. So the police should question him first— Pritam Banerjee (@banerjee1993) February 26, 2018
True. Nd that too she never had alcohol. But alcohol was found in her body— Pritam Banerjee (@banerjee1993) February 26, 2018
Another forensic expert from Bangladesh...🤔🤔🤔— Nitin Saini (@nitinsaini76) February 27, 2018
As usual you are trying to create problems! She had a heart attack and then drowned. Have you become a doctor now?— rubina sharma singh (@romeos3rd) February 26, 2018
Easy women.. that's not a territory u wud wan to enter when in India. Let her rest in peace!!— abhishek anand (@sayabhishek) February 26, 2018
Can you please let her rest in peace already?— Aamir Khan (@aamirkhan78) February 26, 2018
The repatriation formalities are still underway and as of now there is no update of when the actress’ mortal remains will return to the country....