Fans across the globe and the Bollywood film fraternity have been left shocked and saddened with the untimely demise of legendary actress Sridevi.

Sridevi was in Dubai for her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. She was joined by her younger daughter Khushi and Boney.

News is now emerging that Bollywood’s first female superstar, died in a Dubai hotel while she was taking a bath on Saturday night, getting ready for a dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor.

While some reports from Dubai media say hotel staff found her, The Times of India reports says that Boney Kapoor had found her can called for help. The report claims that Boney and Sridevi chatted for 15 minutes before she went into the bathroom. Boney knocked on the door after 15 minutes but broke it down upon not getting a response.

Boney found Sridevi lying unconscious in the bathtub. He called a friend for help and reported the death to the police at 9pm. The report also said that while several media outlets are reporting cardiac arrest as the cause of her death, there has been no confirmation yet.


An autopsy was conducted on late Sunday night and a chartered flight has flown to Dubai to bring her body back to India. Once back, her funeral will be held at Mumbai’s Pawan Hans in Juhu, Ville Parle.