Bollywood and the rest of the world are still in a state of shock. News has just come in that the legendary Sridevi is no more. Reports suggest that the Mom star passed away in Dubai where she attended Sonam Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah's (Boney and Anil's sister Reena's son) wedding just a few days ago. Sridevi attended the wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and daugher Khushi Kapoor.
Sources say the legendary actress suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was rushed to a nearby hospital but she couldn't be saved. Other sources also say she was alone in the Dubai hotel while Boney and Khushi had flown back to India. They are apparently on their way to Dubai now, though this could not be independently confirmed.
Sridevi and her family were in Ras Al Khaimah at the Waldorf Astoria where the wedding was held. It is not known when she came to Dubai from RAK. A number of Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Athiya Shetty and others were part of the celebrations. While Rhea and Sonam stayed back at the Bulgari Hotel, most of the celebrities flew back. The actress was seen just a few days ago, taking part in the wedding festivities with gusto.
The news was met with shock by everyone from the industry and outside. Initially, there were no confirmations though there were speculations on twitter. Gradually, senior journalists started tweeting about the incident and it was picked up by news channels as well.
The tragedy of Boney Kapoor’s family is that his son Arjun lost his mother Mona Kapoor (who separated from Boney when Arjun was 11) to cancer just three months before he made his debut in 2012 with Ishaqzaade. And now it appears as if destiny has picked Boney’s daughter Janhvi from second wife Sridevi for the same tragic fate. Sridevi was last seen on screen in her husband Boney Kapoor’s thriller Mom last year. She was also awarded the Best Actress trophy at the Masala! Awards last December for her outstanding performance in the film.
More details are awaited.