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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.
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  • 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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Sridevi and Vinod Khanna

Film director Shekhar Kapoor announced the winners of 65th National Awards in New Delhi on Friday. Assamese film Village Rockstars has bagged the best film award, For his contribution to Indian cinema.

Vinod Khanna is being conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.Bahubali 2 won the award for best popular film for providing wholesale entertainment.

Sridevi won the best actress award posthumously for Mom. Riddhi Sen bagged the award for Best Actor for his performance in Bengali film Nagarkirtan. Divya Dutta won Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in film Irada. The best supporting actor has been given to Fahad Fazil for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

Vinod Khanna got conferred with this award.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Newton has been awarded the best Hindi film.

Music maestro AR Rahman has won the best background score for MomWater baby has been adjudged the best non-feature film on the year.

Yesudas has been named the best male playback award for “Poy Maranja Kalam” in  the movie Viswasapoorvam Mansoor. The award for best female playback award has been given to Shashaa Tirupati for “Vaan” in  Kaatru Veliyidai.  Best Director award has been given to Jayaraj for Malayalam film Bhayanakam.

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This year the jury headed by Shekhar Kapoor had Imtiaz Hussain, Mehboob, Gautami Tadimalla, P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey as members. The award will be conferred on May 3 by President Ram Nath Kovind. IANS