Family, friends, and fans of Sridevi are still coming to terms with the shocking loss of their beloved actress. The 54-year-old Bollywood star reportedly passed away of a cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday. She reportedly fainted in the bathroom before being rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai where she was declared dead on arrival. Sridevi had gone to UAE, along with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor had to skip the wedding celebrations to complete the shoot of her Bollywood debut film ‘Dhadak’.
Reportedly, Sridevi's husband, Boney Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor had returned to India on February 21, which was a day after Mohit Marwah tied the knot with Antara Motiwala. Sridevi, however, decided to stay back in Dubai.
A leading Dubai entertainment portal quoted a family friend, who said that Sridevi extended her stay in Dubai as she wanted to shop for her elder daughter who could not be part of the family affair.
It has also been reported that on Saturday, Boney, who produced ‘Mr. India’, which gave Sridevi one of her most remembered roles, flew back to Dubai to surprise her with a dinner. The 'Mr. India' actress breathed her last while she was getting ready for her the dinner. Initial reports had suggested that Sridevi was found dead in the bathtub of her room. This was confirmed by sources who said that her body was found in a bloated state.
Meanwhile, the required procedures to allow the repatriation of Sridevi's mortal remains have been completed. Sridevi's mortal remains are expected to reach Mumbai late on Monday after authorities in Dubai conclude all the formalities. Back home, while crowds hung around Boney and Sridevi's empty Lokhandwala home, many celebrities visited Boney's brother, Anil Kapoor's residence, to offer their condolences.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India - PTI)
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