New Delhi, Feb 26: Bollywood Actress Sridevi’s mortal remains will be embalmed by authorities in Dubai on Tuesday, reported Khaleej Times. Reports claimed that the embalming of body was delayed due to procedural compliances and it will take place at Sonapur. The case of mysterious death of ‘English Vinglish’ actress was handed over to Dubai Public Prosecution which will “carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases”. [Also read: Sridevi Was Eager For Her Own Films And Janhvi’s Debut, Says Brother-In-Law, Sanjay Kapoor] Also Read - Arjun Kapoor Turns 35: Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor Wish Actor a Happy Birthday in Adorable Posts
The forensic report released by Dubai Police said that the medical examination of Sridevi’s body revealed that she had taken alcohol before her death on February 24 night and died due to “accidental drowning”. The actress’s last rites were scheduled to take place in Mumbai afternoon but it has been delayed for now. Also Read - International Flights: After US, France, UAE Objects to Air India's Vande Bharat, Says Get Permission Before Flying in
Sridevi’s Body to be Flown Back to Mumbai Tonight: Live Updates
Boney Kapoor and Sridevi, 54, were in Dubai to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. While most of the extended family as well as Boney and younger daughter Khushi had returned, Sridevi decided to stay back. The elder daughter, Jahnvi, was in Mumbai to complete a shooting schedule.
On Saturday, Boney, who produced superhit film “Mr India”, which gave Sridevi one of her most remembered roles, flew back to Dubai to surprise his wife with a dinner, reports claimed.
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. [Also read: Sridevi Was Offered Rs.11 Lakh for 1987 Film Mr. India Opposite Anil Kapoor]
“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. Her body was taken to the General Department of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.
The body of the late actor, who embodied superstardom in the 1980s and 1990s in what was a hugely male dominated industry, is expected to reach Mumbai late today after authorities in Dubai conclude all the formalities.
(With inputs from agencies)