Sridevi Kapoor accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub, a forensic report has said, Dubai newspapers reported on Monday evening. Sridevi, 54, died suddenly on Saturday night, leaving Bollywood in deep shock and millions of fans heartbroken. She collapsed in her hotel room in Dubai, where she had gone with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi for a family wedding.
An autopsy report that refers to the actor as “Sreedevi Boney Kapoor Ayyappan” says the cause of death is “accidental drowning”. The Gulf News said the actor fell into the bathtub of her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, lost consciousness and drowned.
This morning, the Khaleej Times had quoted family sources to report that Boney Kapoor, waiting to take Sridevi out to dinner, found her motionless in the bathtub. Boney Kapoor, a filmmaker, had returned to Mumbai with their daughter but had flown back to Dubai reportedly to surprise his wife.
Another account had said Sridevi was found unconscious in the washroom by the hotel staff.
Sridevi’s body will be brought back to Mumbai in a chartered jet but it is not clear when.