It has now been a week since actress Sridevi passed away but the majority of the population is yet to come to terms with her death.
The mystery surrounding her death has also given rise to many speculations with many even blaming her husband Bollywood director Boney Kapoor for her death.
While Sridevi’s family and fans are trying to get to terms with her death, her husband Boney Kapoor has opened up to close friend and aid Komal Nahta and revealed to him what exactly happened on the evening of February 24th, 2018.
Nahta, who is a film critic and trade analyst, then went to write a blog in which he repeated a “detailed account of what exactly transpired on the fateful evening of February 24.”
Narrating his conversation Nahta wrote,
“On 24th (February 24) morning, I spoke to her. When she told me, ‘Papa (that’s how she addressed Boney), I’m missing you’, I also told her that I was missing her a lot. But I didn’t tell her that I would be joining her in Dubai in the evening. Janhvi had seconded my idea of going to Dubai because she was scared, her mom, not used to being alone, would misplace her passport or some important document if she was alone.”
He further revealed that it was only the third time in his life when Sridevi and Bony had not travelled together and that the Dubai stay was the first time in their married life that Sridevi was alone for two days – February 22nd and 23rd – in a foreign land.
Boney further explained that he had only left because he had an important meeting to attend after the wedding and thus he had to fly back to India. Sridevi had decided to stay back so as to shop for their daughter Jhanvi and had thus stayed in the hotel room for two days “relaxing”.
Recalling their final moments together Boney said that they kissed and hugged each other and chatted for about 30 minutes before Boney suggested that they go for a “romantic dinner”.
It was then that Sridevi went for a bath and he went to the living room.
Boney then went on to surf through TV channels for about 20 minutes and then became restless as he realised it was already 8pm and the restaurants would start filling up.
“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.”
It was then that the nightmare began as Boney panicked and opened the door and found Sridevi’s body full head to toe inside the tub.
“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.”
Nahta went on to write that nobody knows whether Sridevi “first drowned and then became unconscious, or she first fell asleep or unconscious and then drowned” but she probably never even got a chance struggle because had she moved her arms and legs at all in panic while drowning there would have been at least some water which would have spilled out of the tub. But there wasn’t even a drop on the floor and the mystery of how she drowned will thus remain “unsolved.”