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Boney opened up about Sridevi’s last moments, says Nahta

Film trade analyst Komal Nahta has claimed that Bollywood diva Sridevi's filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor has opened up to him about his final meeting with his wife

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Sridevi's family along with the nation is distraught at her death.
Sridevi's family along with the nation is distraught at her death.
  • Film trade analyst Nahta says that Bonnie Kapoor opened about her wife’s death to her
  • HIs wife, Sridevi died at the age of 54 in Dubai
  • The death was sudden and has left the whole nation in a state of utter shock

Film trade analyst Komal Nahta has claimed that Bollywood diva Sridevi’s filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor has opened up to him about his final meeting with his wife, a surprise that turned into a tragedy.Sridevi, 54, passed away on February 24 in her Dubai hotel room due to accidental drowning following the loss of consciousness.Nahta in his blog said Boney wanted to surprise Sridevi who had decided to spend a couple of days in Dubai to shop for daughter Janhvi after the wedding of nephew, actor Mohit Marwah, in Ras Al-Khaimah on February 20.He said the 62-year-old producer had a meeting to attend in Lucknow on February 22, which he did.

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Indian actress Sridevi died at the age of 54 in Dubai. VOA

On the same day Sridevi, spent time with her friend, chatting and relaxing in her hotel room.”On 24th morning, I spoke to her,” Nahta quoted Boney as telling him.The producer said Sridevi had told him, “Papa (that’s how Sridevi addressed Boney), I’m missing you.”Boney, however, didn’t tell her that he would be joining her in Dubai in the evening.

“Boney recounted that there had been only two occasions in the last 24 years when they had not travelled together abroad when Sridevi had travelled alone on two brief foreign trips one to New Jersey and the other to Vancouver for two appearances…,” Nahta wrote.The filmmaker took a 3:30 p.m flight to Dubai and reached the Dubai hotel around 6.20 p.m (Dubai time).

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Nahta said, “Boney opened the door of Sridevi’s room with his duplicate key. ‘But she told me, she had a hunch that I would come to Dubai to fetch her,’ Boney recalled. The couple hugged, kissed and chatted for almost half an hour.”According to Nahta, Boney suggested, the two go for a romantic dinner and requested Sridevi to postpone the shopping to the following day.The actor, 54, then decided to go for a bath and get ready for the dinner.

“I went to the living room while Sridevi went to the master bathroom to bathe and get ready,” Nahta quoted Boney as telling him.The trade analyst said Boney watched TV for around 15-20 minutes but started getting restless “because he was aware that being a Saturday, there would be a rush in the restaurants. It was around 8 p.m. then.”

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Cause of Sridevi’s death is being said to be the accidental drowning. Wikimedia

“He made shout out to Sridevi from the living room but when he did not get any response he 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. 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,” Nahta added.”… The mystery will remain unsolved. But that was not of much relevance to her near and dear ones. What mattered the most was this: Sridevi, the vivacious, beautiful and talented heartthrob of millions, had become late Sridevi,” he concluded. IANS

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Bollywood Filmmaker Karan Johar Describes Late Superstar Sridevi as “The Best Mimic”

Sridevi was a rare actor, who was (at the) top of her game in all the languages at the same time, Says Johar

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Karan Johar recalled how, when Sridevi came back from her self-imposed sabbatical of over a decade, she had lost none of her charm and confidence. Wikimedia Commons

Filmmaker Karan Johar describes the late Bollywood superstar Sridevi as the best mimic in the world.

“Sridevi was an actor by observation. She was incredible. She had that potentiality of observing and absorbing the body languages of others. She was the best mimic in the world. She could just mimic anything and anything at all, and it was all due to observation. She was the only actor of the eighties and the nineties who upped her craft through observation. She absorbed the syntax of cinema of the time,” said Johar, while launching the book, “Sridevi: The External Screen Goodess”, by Satyarth Nayak, in Mumbai on Sunday, a few days after the book’s Delhi launch by Deepika Padukone.

Johar recalled how, when Sridevi came back from her self-imposed sabbatical of over a decade, she had lost none of her charm and confidence. “She did the movie ‘English Vinglish’ after a gap of 15 years in 2012, and she knew how to face the camera. I would go as far as to say that Sridevi was a genius artist because it takes lots of genius to go through what she did in so many films. Sridevi was a rare actor, who was (at the) top of her game in all the languages at the same time. Whether it was Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, she was on top. I must say (this is) a feat no other actor in India has achieved.”

Nayak’s book is based on the life of the Bollywood icon who is regarded as a female superstar in Indian Cinema.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar describes the late Bollywood superstar Sridevi as the best mimic in the world. Wikimedia Commons

Snubbing the notion that Sridevi was an “ask mother” actress, Karan said: “I think this was blown out of proportion, because in one interview she just said ‘ask mother’ and media titled her as ‘ask mother’. She didn’t like to communicate with anyone and didn’t like to do interviews. She pretty much knew on her own what she was doing.”

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Sridevi was found unconscious in her bathtub in Dubai on February 24 by her husband Boney Kapoor. The death certificate said she had passed away due to accidental drowning. (IANS)