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Sridevi was dunked , lost her balance, fell into the bathtub and drowned

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22639516_1856231401057844_542957241435684864_nMUMBAI :Sridevi, was dunked , lost her balance, fell into the bathtub and drowned.
Superstar Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room and not because of cardiac arrest, reveals the autopsy report of the legendary actress released by the Ministry of Health, UAE on Monday. Sridevi was found unconscious in the bathroom of her room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel late on Saturday night and was declared dead by the doctors. According to a Gulf News report, Sridevi, who was under the influence of alcohol, lost her balance and fell into the bathtub and drowned.

Sridevi’s body is likely to be brought back to Mumbai later tonight and taken to her home in Versova. Industrialist Anil Ambani has offered to fly her body back in his 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.

Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, @DubaiPoliceHQ today stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.”We need forensic certificate, death certificate and embalming certificate before the process of embalming the body begins. Unless these processes are completed, we will not be in a position to give a firm time for the repatriation of the body,” an official from the Consulate General of India told PTI.
Meanwhile, the Gulf News quoted sources as saying that the forensic report shows traces of alcohol in Sridevi’s body. It is also being reported that under the influence of alcohol, Sridevi lost her balance, fell into the bathtub and drowned.Gulf News reported that Dubai Police has given the forensic report to her family and to the Indian Consulate representative and the actor’s body has been released for embalming.

There is still uncertainty over when the body would arrive in Mumbai. Sridevi was in Dubai along with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi to attend Mohit Marwah’s wedding ceremony. The entire Kapoor family was there last week. Her elder daughter Janhvi, couldn’t attend the wedding because of prior work commitments.

An autopsy was carried out yesterday and the police have handed the report over to the family and the Indian consulate.The Gulf News said the actor fell into the bathtub of her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, lost consciousness and drowned. The Khaleej Times had quoted family sources to report that Boney Kapoor, waiting to take Sridevi out to dinner, found her motionless in the bathtub. Boney Kapoor, a filmmaker, had returned to Mumbai with their daughter but had flown back to Dubai reportedly to surprise his wife.autopsy656

Sridevi’s body is likely to be brought back to Mumbai later tonight and taken to her home in Versova. Industrialist Anil Ambani has offered to fly her body back in his 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.

Southern superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, who starred with Sridevi in many films, are also likely to attend the funeral.The Dubai authorities’ report that mentions Sridevi’s cause of death. Sridevi began working at the age of four and, in a career spanning five decades, acted in 300 films.
The gorgeous actor, often described as India’s one and only female superstar and the queen of the 1990s, was best known for her roles in “Sadma”, “Lamhe” “Mr India”, “Chandni” and “Himmatwala”. A versatile actor known for her impeccable comic timing, she reigned over not just Bollywood, but also the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry.
After a 15-year break following her marriage to Boney Kapoor, a much leaner Sridevi made a smashing comeback with the 2012 film “English Vinglish”. She followed it up with the thriller “Mom”.Sridevi died before she could see her older daughter Jhanvi’s debut in films this year.(With Agency Inputs).

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