When the news of Sridevi’s death came in the late night of 24 February 2018, people were not able to believe if she could leave us so early. Sridevi’s sudden demise left the entire nation in a state of shock and grief.
While social media was flooded with condolence messages, one post went viral on social media because it talks about the pressure that Sridevi was apparently under in order to look young, and how that could have caused her death.
Many, including the actress’s brother in law Sanjay Kapoor, had shared that Sridevi was not known to have a history of heart disease. Moreover, she was known to be a fitness freak and has always been appreciated for maintaining a fit figure.
A post was shared by Piyali Ganguly who is believed to be close to many Bollywood stars. She claimed to have met actress Sridevi five years ago. She said the actor was under pressure to keep her weight in check and look young. Calling the actor as a “clothes horse”, the post said that Sridevi did not trust her natural beauty and also launched an attack on “patriarchal implants”.
Cardiac arrest is not the reason of sudden death?
The death of Sridevi was being told due to cardiac arrest, although now then another news came that Sridevi’s death was not due to cardiac arrest but due to some other reasons. At the time of Sridevi’s death, she was alone in the hotel’s own room.
Earlier, Sanjay Kapoor had said that she had no heart condition. It gave some rumors that Sridevi had conducted many cosmetic surgeries. She had undergone 29 such surgeries. One of these surgeries was disturbed and she was eating many medicines. Her doctor in South California had advised her to take several diet pills and she was consuming them.
She was taking many anti-Aging medicines. At the end of this post, it has been written that Sridevi did not trust herself and her beauty, so she started resorting to plastic surgery. Although this viral post is completely hypothetical or has some truth in it? It has not been found yet.
A dinner date that turned into tragic one
Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly accidentally slipped into bathtub in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. It is still not clear whether she suffered cardiac arrest or was drunk at that time.
According to the report, Boney Kapoor, who had left Dubai for Mumbai, returned on Saturday evening to surprise his wife. The filmmaker reportedly woke Sridevi up around 5.30 pm and the couple chatted for around 15 minutes, the report says.
Then Boney Kapoor asked her to dinner. The 54-year-old star went to the washroom to get ready. When she didn’t come out for some time, her husband knocked, then forced open the door to see the actor “lying motionless in a bathtub full of water”, according to the Khaleej Times.
“He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 pm,” the report says, quoting a source. Significantly, the body of Sridevi will be brought to India from Dubai on Monday.
Watch Video: Last video of Bollywood actress Sridevi
Whatever the social media controversy is, the ultimate fact is India has lost a gem and sudden demise of Sridevi has left us in shock and grief. #RIPSridevi