The Mystery and Theories Surrounding Sridevi’s Death
Today is the day that most people found out about the death of Sridevi, Bollywood legend, superstar and icon. Naturally, most people are shocked by the untimely demise of one of their favourite actresses. When we are shock, we take what is given. It’s only after some time later that we start analysing things. Sridevi might be gone, but what she has left behind during her last moments on planet earth is a mystery storyline, a who-dun-it storyline or a what-really-happened storyline.
We are not writing this to cash in on the sound surrounding Sridevi‘s death, it’s to answer all of your questions and invite you to share your thoughts as well. We don’t think that people are being disrespectful, it’s just that Sri was a huge part of their lives and no one is satisfied with the way she died; at least with the explanations about the way she died. It’s not about people liking the speculation or enjoying the drama that surrounds her death. It’s not about that. It’s about people, fans and well-wishers being concerned and wanting justice, which is not going to happen. But don’t worry, if justice was not served, we have nothing to worry about as people can’t run away from the wrong things they did or the sins they committed.
And no, we are taking about Boney Kapoor being guilty or anything like that. But, it’s funny how people’s reactions and feelings about Boney changed overnight the minute he decided to share what really happened to Sri. People were all “aww” while reading his letter or note to the media about losing Sridevi and since he shared what happened on her last day on earth, everyone is like, “He’s lying!”, “He thinks we are idiots” and so much more.
The truth will come out, it will. If Amar Singh is still around, it will definitely come out! And if someone from the Kapoor family pisses him off, it will come out sooner. Anyways, joke aside. Let’s get started on all the questions that should be answered. This post is in no way initiating or hinting at things. It’s just a collective report of all the news that went around regarding Sridevi‘s death: the theories and the mystery surrounding her death!
We have updated the article because when it was published last night, it was way to late to add more. We just published it as it was, so please bear with us. Thanks!
Where is Sridevi‘s sister, Srilatha?
Sridevi‘s sister, Srilatha, was there at the funeral with her family. You didn’t see her, but she was in the picture taken at the sports club.
She was also in the lorry that carried Sridevi‘s body. Her husband was right beside Boney in the lorry. Her sister doesn’t have a PR, so there was no one to tell the media that she was there and what she did and how much of a support she was to Janhvi and Khushi. Quietly, she stayed in the shadows not overtaking anyone or showing off. Just like she was when it came to Sridevi‘s career, she did everything for her behind the scenes.
We don’t know what all the talk about Sri staying over in Dubai to spend time with her sister because Boney didn’t make any reference to that event happening when he recollected what happened to Komal Nahta.
All stories surrounding how Sri is not close anymore to her sister because they had a fight years before and are not on good terms anymore are all not true. Sri has been hanging out with her sister for a long time now. They even celebrate Boney’s birthdays together even when the other Kapoors were not invited.
In fact, her sister with her husband and daughter were there at the wedding in Dubai. Coincidentally, it was also the last picture that Sri posted on her Instagram.
Online news outlets have reported that Srilatha will come out and speak when she’s ready. They said she has a lot to say:
Sridevi’s sister Srilatha has not spoken up either. Sources say SriLatha is in a state of shock.
Why was Sridevi left alone for two days?
It seems her family knows that she cannot manage on her own. They were always concerned, which is why they always had someone with her. So, why did they leave her alone on international soil for two days? If Boney said she left her phone elsewhere, that must be worrying for them right? Why did her second daughter Khushi left as well?
Boney said he left to attend a summit in Lucknow, but he landed in Mumbai and was there until he took a flight back. Sources say that when he took that flight back, Sanjay Dutt and his kids were also on the plane. Speaking of Sanju, his wife apparently works in Dubai, which was why she was not with them on the flight.
We forgot to share this story of an aunt meeting Sri at a party. She took a picture with her so we know it really did happen and that auntie was not imagining things. That aunt said that Sri needed help doing everything. Her husband was by her side helping her. She said it’s most likely because Sri wore those really high-heel shoes that she couldn’t even walk without assistance from her husband. That auntie also mentioned that it was right after Sri had a nose job! She knows because it’s not the first time she met Sri. This auntie has no children of her own, so in her spare time she likes to hobnob around Bollywood stars.
It’s clear that she can’t manage on her own. It’s not really her fault because she has always had someone with her at all times. You know, when there was that blind item last week, we had to look for pictures as proof. The latest pictures were the ones of the family coming back from the wedding, but there was no Sri in these pictures, only Boney and Janhvi. We thought it was very very strange, like very very strange.
This is not new to us so we know what we are talking about. Sri is never without her family, so we had to make do with a picture from the wedding. Maybe that’s why it hit us hard when news of her death came. So if we knew it, how come her family didn’t realise that leaving her alone is not something that they usually do.
Funny, we used to remember how people were talking about Boney. They said since he married her, he sort of became her personal assistant and secretary. He is a producer, so that’s a bit strange how he goes everywhere with her. It’s good that he was the type of husband, who had no problem taking a step back. Funny how he didn’t allow his first wife to work and wanted her to be a housewife and stay-at-home mom. Then, his priorities changed when he met Sri and married her. Saif Ali Khan was the same. He didn’t want Amrita Singh to work and was mad that she had to go out and work after they got divorce. Who knew years later, he would get himself a working wife and then end up being dependant on her. Life works in funny ways!
Boney’s recollection of events leading up to Sridevi‘s death
There’s a huge chance that Boney didn’t want to tarnish Sridevi‘s legacy, which is why he may have covered up her death if she did indeed mix alcohol with antibiotics. The cardiac arrest story was fine because it’s possible, but then the other details started coming in and the media went crazy. His letter after the funeral made everyone feel for him and then, all that was gone as soon as he shared to Komal Nahta about what happened that day.
Everyone’s brains started working overtime. We bet people didn’t work their brains hard during their exams the way they are doing it now. We don’t know whether it’s what Boney told to Komal or how Komal wrote the article. Either way, it has made people suspicious. Boney truly knows what happened because he didn’t want them to do further investigations, he just wanted to get the body home as soon as possible. He and his immediate family members were not suspicious of the way Sri died. They didn’t ask the Indian police to investigate, they wanted the matter to be done and over with.
The foreign media is sharing the story that Boney told to Komal Nahta. They are focusing on how he didn’t call the ambulance or police straightaway after he found her motionless in the tub. Their headlines are these:
We cannot find where in Komal’s article Boney mentioned who he contacted first. It’s strange! Even there, people are commenting how his story doesn’t add up and how something fishy must have happened. Most of these commenters don’t even know who Sri is. So we assume that they are not being bias.
According to his story, Sri went to the bathroom at around 5.45 pm and he called her out at 6 pm or around that. Found her motionless, tried to revive her and called a friend. Then, he called the police at 9 pm.
Like we mentioned before, it could be that he was trying to figure out what to do. He must have panicked and just sat there. But surely, it mustn’t have taken long for him to try to think straight. A childhood friend of Boney said that Boney was the perfect event organiser, he knew how to plan well. It’s also why he’s a producer. So, it is hard to believe that it took him this long to make a decision on what to do.
Like we also mentioned before, he probably took time because he was trying to think what is he going to tell the world. And, the family decided that they are going to go with the Cardiac Arrest story. That said, even Sanjay Kapoor didn’t have any idea what was going on and he actually believed that cardiac arrest story, which means that this idea was spread to the media by the family itself because Sanjay is the one who told the media that.
Due to the fact that she was already dead when the police came, they decided to bring her straight to the General Department of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.
We are thinking, just thinking, that perhaps there’s some sort of person who’s like Ray Donovan. You guys know that show? He’s the guy you call when things go wrong. Whatever it is, famous and rich people call him when they want something taken care of. Obviously, that’s a show but guys like Ray exist everywhere. For Bollywood, we know they like to call rich people whenever they get in trouble. It’s why you see these Bollywood actors hanging out with the Ambanis. Can you imagine the no-nonsense Aamir Khan attending the birthday party of that Ambani kid? Yeah, that’s right! They hang out with them because they know that there will come a time when these people will come in handy. Like Raymond did when he was caught with drugs in his car, he called up some influential Mumbai builder and the cops let him go.
If a husband discovers his loving wife motionless in a bathtub, he would want to get out her and try to revive her. Then, quickly call the front desk to ask for help. This is a pretty expensive hotel and the hotel staff said themselves that they have oncall doctors there. By his own words, it does look like Boney was trying to figure out what to do next. After all, he is the last person to see Sri alive.
The Lost Phone
According to Boney, Sri lost her phone or left her phone at the old hotel that they stayed at while attending the wedding. When she moved to the new place right before they left, she didn’t have her phone with her. So, how does that explain the retweetings that Sri did? On Instagram, her last post was 22nd of Feb. It’s understandable because you need to post pictures on Instagram while on Twitter, you can just retweet or tweet and that’s it.
Why did Dubai suddenly release the body and close the case?
A journalist friend said that his source in Dubai claimed that the police has been thoroughly investigating the case. They were not happy after the postmordem results and after interrogating Boney. They went to the hotel to interview the staff and to get hold of the CCTV. The same journalist said that Dubai Police was looking thoroughly because of how India reacted to her death. They wanted to make sure that no foul play was involved.
When everyone was expecting that the police would ask for a second autopsy to be done and things would get more complicated, things suddenly took a U-Turn and the police realised that nothing else can be done and released the body.
Indeed, the chain of events leading to that is very strange.
The foreign media also got hold of Dr Subramanian Swamy, who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He claimed that Sridevi was murdered by the underworld. It wasn’t something that people thought but it certainly set the ball rolling. Dailymail, a famous newspaper from the UK, contacted Dr Swamy and here’s what he said:
The Indian MP Dr Swamy admitted his claims of murder were based on ‘inference’ and information from sources within Dubai who he refused to identify. He said a ‘variety of facts’ had been given to him such as her time of death and the time she had gone into the bathroom and the circumstances she had been found in which had led him to speak out.
So, he wasn’t just saying it out of thin air? He was asked if he had any evidence of the claims he made and he said no. He was asked by the paper why he didn’t do something about it. Here’s what he said:
The problem is that the murder took place in Dubai and there is nothing I can do, than just give an opinion about what I heard from my friends there. I don’t think there is very much I can add. I am an Indian citizen. I cannot be able to devote my time to finding out what happened in Dubai. In India I can do it because I have a network.
He was asked if he cared that his comments must have hurt the family.
My remarks were for public consumption not for the family. But I don’t know whether they are too frightened to speak or not. This is what I felt. The Dubai police have concluded and they are no paragons of virtue and I do not have to believe what they say.
Whoever he is, he is still asking questions. Here’s the tweet he posted 18 hours ago:
Many of the readers here have also commented about the underworld theory. Dr Swamy is the only person, who said it out loud. We thought the thing between underworld people and Bollywood people were done and dusted. According to his theory, it’s between underworld and actresses while some of the readers have pointed out that it’s due to Boney Kapoor.
The local media didn’t really dug further into his claims. It’s strange because they were ready to find a bathtub and wine to show you how she did, but they didn’t do any reportage regarding the underworld and Bollywood connection. It’s very strange indeed! And to think that Amar Singh quickly came out to refute these rumours by pleading Dr Swamy with folded hands while he didn’t bother at all with the other rumours. In fact, he went on to add his own theory that Sri could have killed herself!
Killed Herself Rumour
Amar Singh has not only let out some light on this whole matter, he made things worst. He actually hinted that Sridevi killed herself because Boney left her to go to Lucknow for that business summit. The thing is, Amar Singh’s story has so many loopholes. One thing he did say, he showed off his connections to the media when he said some Dubai Sheikh has been in contact with and has assured him that there have been no problems and that they are releasing the body soon.
He must be someone really close to them and really powerful because he messed up and was still allowed to be close to Boney throughout the funeral procedures, including being in the lorry. He must have had a hand in making sure that the body gets released quickly. Otherwise, we can’t really think of reasons why the family would want Amar Singh by their side. It’s clear that he can’t keep his mouth shut. He has changed his story so many times. It looks like he was trying to cover up for Boney. Not that Boney did anything wrong, but when Amar Singh is trying to do that, people are going to think Boney did do something wrong.
The Divya Bharti Connection
Many people have remarked how Sridevi‘s death and Divya Bharti’s death are the same. It’s not the same thing. Divya’s death is not a mystery. There were three witnesses the night she literally fell to her death. It’s hard for people to believe or understand because she was so young. It’s not easy being an actress and it’s even worst if you are a happening actress, as in someone who is becoming successful and famous. At only 19, Divya has been feeling the pressures of being an actress. She had so many films to do and the pressure took to her, which was why she took to alcohol to make her feel better. She wasn’t an alcoholic, per say, it just made her feel better and less tired. Most actresses do drink and smoke, so this isn’t a surprise.
Those days, the working schedule was even worst. It was all less sleep and more work routines. She was in high-spirits that night and climbed out the window to feel the breeze. Then, she lost her balance and fell. One of the rumours floating around back then was that the underworld was involved in her death. That wasn’t true at all. She just died in an unfortunate accident.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Let’s just say this before jumping into what RGV wrote. The ways to supposedly fix your face has gotten easier. Now, you don’t need to go under the knife unless you are going for something drastic, such as a nose job or something else that cannot be done with injections. These days, there are injections that can do the job. It is promoted as a simple in and out, it takes less than five minutes to administer it. It might sound really appealing, right? Wrong!
There’s a lot that doctors don’t tell you. People just get attracted to the before and after images that they see. They don’t think of the consequences, they think it’s easy. It could be easy, but not for everyone! There are still side effects involved and the longevity of the injection itself wears off after 2 to 6 months. The ones that can last for a longer time require anesthetic before being administered. The area where the injection was done is not going to be the same once the effect wears off. There’s a huge chance that you will have to keep going through the injections to keep the skin from sagging.
Aside from side effects, you have to know that the ingredients of the injections are not dangerous for you and that you are not allergic to it. You need to make sure you have a normal and healthy heart rate. Many young girls never bothered to check and ended up at the ICU when they started feeling the side effects.
If you are young, it’s fine. Still, it doesn’t mean that the side effects won’t show. Below is an example of freshly recovering from injections:
Side effects usually wear off after a couple of days or maybe two weeks. But in Sridevi‘s case of her recent lip injection, the side effects were still being seen more than a month after the injection has been administered. This can be a sign that her body is taking too long to recover from the injection, it’s slow to process it. This is alarming itself and because it was still swollen, it must have been painful as well. It’s also a sign that this injection is not gelling well with your body. Anyways, the text below is real from a lip filler’s product:
Side-effects can occur after treatment, or a bit later after the procedure. The patient may experience swelling or redness. The patient may also feel pain around the area of the injection, but it usually lasts only a week or less. In the case side-effects last more than a few days, contact your doctor immediately.
If any of you want to make your skin look better, stop sagging or get rid of blemishes, you can use creams. Most of these injections, the main or only ingredient, is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can also be found in creams. When it is injected, it helps the collagen from deep inside the skin grow and multiply. It’s why these injections are promoted to get rid of forehead lines and wrinkles. And yes, it’s freaking painful.
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Ram Gopal Varma
No one has dared to say anything publicly about her cosmetic surgeries, at least no one famous. But Ramu Kaka doesn’t really care and he let it all out.
For years she was doing occasional cosmetic surgeries the effects of which can be clearly seen” adding that she had to apply make-up not just in front of the camera but also on her “psychological self” to hide her real self. Sridevi was a very unhappy woman and never at peace.
We wished that someone would actually tell her that when she was alive. She married her husband and stayed with him and accepted him for the way he looked. He should have done the same for her. He should have gone out of his way and assure her that she is still beautiful. This reminds us of Pierce Brosnan and his wife. You know, Pierce Brosnan, as in the most handsome Bond ever (to us). His wife has been battling weight issues since she gave birth to their two kids. She wanted to have liposuction and ran it by Pierce. Pierce refused and told her she was beautiful the way she looked. She kept on persisting and he ended up telling her that he would leave her if she ever did go and have liposuction. He did, after all, lose his first wife to cancer so he truly is grateful for what he has with his second wife. Actually, she gave birth two kids and the rest were from his first wife, from which only one was Pierce’s and he adopted the other two when she passed.
It is true that women feel the pressure more than men. The pressure of looking pretty and perfect the whole time. Not everyone is strong minded and it was clear that Sridevi was someone weak on the inside. She was a great and talented actress and yet, she was not happy. It is also wise to remember not to comment or criticise a little girl on her looks. If the girl is weak-minded, she will grow up wanting to look perfect. These days, the ways to achieve perfection might just also be the way that can end your life.
Back on Ramu, he mentioned in his letter about Sridevi that Mona Kapoor’s mother beat her or hit her in the stomach. It’s not true, she tried to hit her but was stopped by people at the coffee shop back then. It’s understandable because she was mad that her daughter was humiliated but she was attacking the wrong person. She should have targetted Boney. Perhaps, the family didn’t know how Boney chased Sri and just assumed that it was Sri who seduced Boney.
Isn’t it strange how no one relevant in Bollywood questioned the way she died? Saroj Khan publicly said she does not believe that Sri could go this way. She is not working anymore, so Bollywood probably doesn’t care what she has to say. But what about the relevant actors? The ones who worked with her. It’s almost as if they know the real reason and yet, don’t want to speak out.
Sridevi‘s death has made us learn a new word: Drawning. Like idiots, we actually researched on that word in case we didn’t pay attention in English class back then in school. As it turned, it’s an Arabic word that is a mixture of drawing and drowning. No, we are just messing with you. It is really appalling how a medical officer, who has conducted an autopsy on a foreign body does not know how to spell “drowning”. Very strange and so strange it was that people online thought it was a fake certificate.
As per several websites, Sridevi‘s body was found in a bloated stated by the police. This was first reported by Republic and then, several other websites followed suit. Many of the readers are wondering why her body didn’t look bloated at the funeral. As far as we know, the people who get a deceased’s body ready for his/her funeral, everything has to be pushed out.
We are not going to elaborate on this because we think you are getting an idea of what we are talking about. Sri’s body went through the forensic people and several tests were done from the inside organs, so it won’t remain the same once they handed it over to the other team to do their job. They must have found water in her lungs, which is why they came to the “Accidental Drawning” conclusion.
Why take the time to soak or relax in the bathtub?
According to Boney, he asked her out for a “dinner date”. When someone tells you, “Let’s go have dinner, I’m hungry”, you won’t go and soak in a bathtub full of water. You take an in-out shower because the other person is hungry and wants to go out. So, why did she get in the bathtub and turn on the tap? Or maybe that is the way she is used to taking a bath, who knows!
Why Boney Rushed to Dubai?
Someone from the inside let it out that Boney had to rush back because Sri was supposed to show up for dinner with some friends and she did not. When he called the hotel, they told him that she has remained in her room for the last 2 days. It’s why he rushed over there to check on her. We all have to go by his account that he was the last person to see her. Why then was there news of the hotel staff finding her on the bathroom floor? Why was there news of her fainting in the bathroom? There was also news that she was alive but died before reaching the hospital.
How did Sridevi afford a lavish lifestyle?
This question was asked by people even when she was alive. Even we were wondering how do they manage to travel so often and go on holidays when she hasn’t been working that often and when her husband filed for bankruptcy. Alright, so filing for bankruptcy doesn’t actually mean you don’t have any money. Doing that makes the person who filed avoid paying the people that his company owes money to.
Sridevi herself was quite well-off because she has been working for a very long time before she tied the knot to Boney. She won a court case, which saw her being awarded with 7 crore. She also had properties worth 120 crore. At the time of her death, she was charging over 2 crore as her acting fee. She is the only actress, who at her age, was still being hired in lead roles in commercial films.
Of course, let’s not forget the many events that actors get invited to. These are all paid events unless it’s a charity and the actors don’t take money for it. Sri has been regularly making public appearances even before she made her comeback in ‘English Vinglish’.
Years ago, like all of you, we too have wondered how in the world does Boney afford his lifestyle? If you remember, we shared how someone mentioned that Boney knows that he is married to a superstar hence he does everything in his power to make sure she lives like a queen. They travel first class, book big suites, stay in first class hotels and many more. How is it possible when he ran out of money to pay his people years ago?
It’s puzzling to us because we know the films that he produces don’t make that much money at the box office. His last big hit was probably ‘Wanted’ and that was in 2009. Back then in the 90’s, it was much more difficult to finance a film. Producers back then had to mortage their house or other assets to make a film. He made a lot of films and most of them were not big earners at the box office, so how did he survive and how did he get the money to make more films?
It’s why the underworld theory comes in because at that time, producers used to take money from the underworld to make their films. No idea whether Boney ever did this, but we do remember how Anil Kapoor said that after ‘Roop Ki Rani’ flipped big time, they lost a lot of money. As a result, Anil had to sign many films, many of which he didn’t want to do, so that he can get back the money they lost.
Here’s what we found on this:
And Boney’s financial condition–in the words of a close friend– is”critical”. Apparenty the producer owes crores of rupees to the market for his unbroken string of flops, from Raj Santoshi’s Pukar in 1999 to Dharamesh Darshan’s super-thud Bewafaa in 2005. Everyone in the film industry knows, producer Boney Kapoor is on the verge of bankruptcy.
It is said that in a bid to pay back all debtors and to maintain a very fancy lifestyle, Boney has decided to head the television division of an entertainment giant. His remuneration is obviously on par with the best corporate honchos . The source indicates that one of the areas in which Boney reportedly spends heavily is his star wife’s lifestyle.
An insider says, The Kapoors run a fleet of cars, take five-star holidays to Europe/ America each year and also dine out very often. Sri, who ruled Bollywood for a decade, is a very high-maintenance wife. She will not compromise on her lifestyle.
Why are Bollywood People so quiet about how she died?
We have mentioned before how everyone in Bollywood, people who supposedly love her, are quiet about all this. The only ones, who spoke, are the ones that are not relevant in Bollywood today. They too, like her fans, want to know what happened to her. They don’t believe that she really did die the way they said she did.
There are two things here that come to mind. One is, this is really the way she died so they all accepted it and are not questioning what Boney said. Second is, there is something else that is far bigger and scarier in a way that they feel threaten so they have to keep quiet and not question things. It is really strange how fans of Sridevi are not happy and are questioning everything. It’s understandable because they want justice for her.
Movie Promotions using Sridevi‘s name
Rani Mukherjee was really close to Sridevi. So close that she reached out to help get Sri ready for the funeral and assisted in doing her makeup together with the makeup man. She wasn’t really trying to promote her upcoming film when she said this:
Rani is also close to other senior actors, like Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu. She values them a lot and even goes to visit them on their birthdays. She still goes to see Dilip even though he doesn’t recognise her anymore. It’s not a surprise at all what she has shared about Sridevi to the media.
In today’s day and age, no one goes to watch a film because a particular superstar showed interest in it. At the end of the day, if the film is good and has reached out to the right audience, people will go to the theatres.
Hopefully, we have managed to cover everything that is related to her death.
Thank you all for reading and taking the time out to comment.