Live Blog Sridevi’s body may be flown back to India today

Last moments of the legendary actor


Arjun Kapoor left for Dubai this morning to be with his father while the formalities are being wrapped up and to oversee the return journey, says Kapoor family in a statement

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A video of the actress dancing with her brother-in-law and former co-star Anil Kapoor to the song ‘Chittiyan Kalaiyan’ during the wedding function has begun trending on social media. The actress is seen in a peppy mood enjoying herself on the dance floor in a glittery ensemble that sparkled under the spotlight.

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Random bathroom accidents-slips or falls-are about the only domestic accidents that a couple of Indian studies have documented; a study from Anand, Gujarat, stated that more women than men meet with domestic accidents.

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“2. We are in regular contact with the family of Sridevi and other well- wishers. We share their pain. 3. Our experience in similar cases tells us that it does take 2-3 days to complete processes 4. We leave it to the experts to determine cause of demise. Let’s be responsible,” he added.

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“The media interest in untimely demise of Sridevi is understandable. But the frenzy of speculation does not help. Important to note that: 1. We are working with local authorities to ensure that mortal remains can be sent to India at the earliest. We are on the job,” Suri said.

Following a spate of rumours that surfaced after the Dubai police claimed Sridevi died of “accidental drowning” and also questions raised by the Indian media over the delay in bringing her body back home, India’s ambassador to UAE, Navdeep Suri, tweeted last evening that it was normal for such procedures to take two-three days.

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According to a source, Boney Kapoor was questioned at the office of the interior ministry at Dubai DXB about the sequence of events. The family of Mohit Marwah was also questioned. Besides, the hotel’s staff was asked questions about the incident.

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Meanwhile, hordes of fans, securitymen and mediapersons watched a stream of stars and VIPs enter Boney Kapoor’s brother Anil Kapoor’s house at Juhu to offer condolences.

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Boney Kapoor’s office in Mumbai said that the body of the actor would be flown back from Dubai on Tuesday.

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Dubai police sources said clearance for the body to be taken to India would be given after questioning is completed on Tuesday. “There are questions that we have after seeing the post-mortem report, so we felt we had to reinvestigate the case,” a source said.

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Investigators in Dubai examining the circumstances of actor Sridevi’s death questioned hotel staff and those accompanying her including her husband on Monday.

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While various reports on Sunday had cited cardiac arrest as the cause of her death, the UAE ministry of health’s director of preventive medicine issued a letter saying Sreedevi Boney Kapoor Ayyappan (as her name was listed on her passport) died due to ‘accidental drawning (sic)’. The autopsy report was signed by Dr Sami Wadie, specialist/public health.

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Sridevi (54) was found unconcious in the bathroom of the Emirates Towers room by her husband, Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, on February 24. The family was in Dubai to celebrate the marriage of Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah.

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Dubai authorities have attributed Sridevi’s death to “accidental drowning” in the bathtub of her hotel suite after losing consciousness.

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