A number of significant and fast-paced developments have taken place in the probe into Sridevi's death in Dubai, which on Monday was revealed by the autopsy to have occurred due to accidental drowning. The driver that Sridevi had employed for the duration of her Dubai trip has been questioned by the authorities. She had not left her hotel room for 2-3 days before she died, sources had earlier confirmed.
The room 2201 where Sridevi died has also been sealed and Republic TV has been informed that there is a massive security presence at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel where she was staying. Security has been told to keep an eye on guests and hotel staff have been told to not entertain queries on Sridevi's death, top sources said.
Following the Dubai Public Prosecutor beginning its probe, top sources on Tuesday have said that a high-level meeting is ongoing to decide on whether there will be a second autopsy. The Prosecution team is to consult a team of doctors on the matter.
Earlier, on Monday, Republic TV had learnt that Boney Kapoor, Sridevi's husband, was questioned by the Dubai Police for 16-18 hours before reportedly being cleared. Republic TV has now also learnt that Arjun Kapoor, Boney Kapoor’s son from his first wife Mona Shourie Kapoor, reached Dubai to support his father. Arjun Kapoor reportedly does not want to leave his father alone.
In terms of the return of Sridevi's mortal remains to India for the last rites, the embalming hasn't yet happened, though sources have said to Republic that the repatriation from Dubai could happen at about 4 pm.
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’. Meanwhile, celebrities and fans have been flocking to the Mumbai residence of Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law of the late actress.
Sridevi has worked in several movies and her work is not just restricted to Bollywood. The actress has acted with superstars like Kamal Haasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor to name a few.
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