Boney Kapoor opens up about Sridevi's death for the first time
Sridevi passed due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in her hotel room in Dubai on February 24, 2018
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor has opened up regarding the tragic death of his wife and actor Sridevi. In a recent interview, he revealed details about his wife's strict diet and how he was questioned for 48 hours post her death.
Recalling incidents that occurred after Sridevi's death, Boney Kapoor, in an interview with The New Indian, said, "It was not a natural death; it was an accidental death. I had decided not to speak about it because I spoke about it for almost 24 or 48 hours together when I was being investigated and interrogated. In fact, the officers said we had to go through this because there was a lot of pressure from Indian media. And they discovered there was no foul play. I went through all the tests, including lie detector tests and all those things. And then, of course, the report which came clearly stated it was accidental.”
He further added that when Nagarjuna had visited their residence to offer condolences, he told the producer that the actress had fainted before as well. "She was again on a crash diet, and that’s how she fell in the bathroom and broke her teeth,” Kapoor said.
Boney said that Sridevi was on a diet even during the time of her death and said, "She often used to starve; she wanted to look good. She wanted to make sure she was in good shape, so that on-screen, she looked good. From the time she was married to me, she had blackouts on a couple of occasions, and the doctor kept on saying she had a low BP issue.”
He said that her diet restrictions would include salt-free dishes. “I used to push my daughters to tell her that she must have some salt. I used to push her myself. Unfortunately, she didn’t take this seriously, and he also thought maybe it can’t be this serious until the incident happened.”
Sridevi, whose career spanned over 50 years in a wide range of genres, passed due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in her hotel room in Dubai on February 24, 2018. She was 54.