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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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Madhuri Dixit To Pay Tribute to Sridevi

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Madhuri Dixit is also honoured with India’s fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri in 2008. Wikimedia Commons
Madhuri Dixit is also honoured with India’s fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri in 2008. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit will take Bollywood fans on a nostalgic trip as she pays tribute to her contemporary of the 1980s, the late Sridevi, at the third edition of Lux Golden Rose Awards.

This year’s event, to be held on Sunday, has extended its support to the UN’s HeForShe cause and will see Bollywood’s stalwarts lend their support for the initiative, where the men pledge to stand in solidarity with women and face gender inequality together.

Madhuri Dixit will dance on superhit tracks of veterans Hema Malini and Rekha, but the highlight of the performance is scheduled to be a heartfelt tribute to Sridevi, a statement said.

“When I was approached to do this performance, it left me both overwhelmed and excited. Given that the Awards are supporting the HeforShe movement, I thought it was also time for the women, especially in Bollywood, to celebrate each other and express solidarity with each other.

“The Lux legends are truly iconic and inspirational, and my performance is purely to take fans down memory lane while reveling and celebrating their magic,” Madhuri Dixit said.

Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and her “Dhadak” co-star Ishaan Khatter will put on an act inspired by their film at the event, to be co-hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and Varun Dhawan.

Janhvi said: “This stage is special to me because my mother was a Lux superstar. I am glad to be performing for my first ever awards night with my favourite co-actor and friend Ishaan, since he has always supported me up to this stage in my career.

Madhuri was offered around 2.5 crores for her role in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’. Wikimedia Commons
Madhuri set to pay tribute to Sridevi. Wikimedia Commons

“Since this is my first performance, I am working extra hard on perfecting my moves and I hope the audiences will shower us with lots love again.”

Shah Rukh is looking forward to celebrate cinema’s beautiful ladies.

“Hosting for this very special audience has always thrilled me and continues to fill my heart with lots of love for these superwomen,” he said.

Varun said: “It is humbling and delightful to be chosen to host for the ladies. This ye’r’s theme HeForShe is something I want to take a stand for. Shah Rukh Khan is the God of hosting and to get a chance to applaud the divas alongside him is a dream come true. I have coveted his title of the ‘King of Romance’ and ‘Ladies Man’ for a long time, and if I am able to live up even to half of his legacy, I will call myself fortunate.”

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has also pledged his support to HeForShe, along with TV actors Nakuul Mehta and Mohit Malik.

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Ayushmann said: “As a part of the industry, it is our responsibility and not a choice to make the space we work in safe, equal and encouraging for growth for one and all. HeForShe states just that – standing in solidarity for positive change.

“In my personal experience I have seen the kind of honesty and hard work my female co-actors have put in and if they are not given due credit then it is a pity for us and the industry as a whole.” (IANS)