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Sridevi getting ready for dinner with husband when she suffered cardiac arrest

Sridevi getting ready for dinner with husband when she suffered cardiac arrest.

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As anxious crowds milled around her Mumbai home and stars visited the family to pay their condolences, a Dubai paper reported that Bollywood superstar Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with husband Boney Kapoor when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Boney and Sridevi, 54, were in Dubai to attend nephew Mohit Marwah‘s wedding.

On Saturday, Boney, who produced Mr India, which gave Sridevi one of her most remembered roles, flew back to Dubai to surprise his wife with a dinner, the paper reported.
He reached the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel around 5.30pm (Dubai time) and woke her up and they chatted for about 15 minutes, the report said.
Sridevi then went to the bathroom to get ready. When she didn’t come out for 15 minutes, Boney knocked on the door. He did not get any response and forced open the door, to find her lying motionless in the bathtub that was full of water.
“He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 pm,” Khaleej Times quoted a source as saying. The police and paramedics rushed to the site, but she was pronounced dead.
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The family waited all of Sunday but Sridevi’s body was not handed over to them as UAE authorities carried out an autopsy. In a statement last evening, the family said the actor’s body will arrive in Mumbai today.

According to reports, industrialist Anil Ambani has offered to fly Sridevi’s body back in a private jet.

The Indian film fraternity has been shaken by the unexpected tragedy. Hundreds have gathered outside Sridevi’s Mumbai home, hoping for a final glimpse.

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