Sridevi and Boney Kapoor. Photograph:( Instagram )
Komal Nahta quotes Boney as saying that on February 24, Sridevi told him that she was missing him after which he decided to surprise her in her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor narrated the incidents leading to his wife, Bollywood actress Sridevi's death to Komal Nahta, the film trade analyst wrote in a blog post on Saturday.
Sridevi, 54, died in her hotel room on February 24 due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness.
Komal Nahta writes that "after the hectic and enjoyable wedding of Boney’s nephew, actor Mohit Marwah," Sridevi stayed back in Dubai to shop for her elder daughter Janhvi. She relaxed in her room the day after on February 21, spent time with her friend in her hotel room on February 22 and continued relaxing till February 23.
Komal Nahta quotes Boney as saying that on February 24, Sridevi told him that she was missing him after which he decided to surprise her in her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel. Also read - Love my parents shared is pure, please don't tarnish it, says Sridevi's daughter
"The two hugged like teenage lovers once Boney opened the door with his duplicate key. 'But she told me, she had a hunch that I would come to Dubai to fetch her,' Boney recalled amidst sobs. The couple hugged, kissed and chatted for almost half an hour," writes Komal Nahta.
The trade analyst quotes Boney Kapoor as having said that he convinced Sridevi to postpone her shopping plan to the next day and instead go for a dinner date with him.
Komal Nahta further quotes Boney as saying that he went to the living room while Sridevi went to the master bedroom to bathe and get ready while Boney Kapoor surfed channels to watch a match. He narrates how Boney Kapoor panicked after he kept calling Sridevi after 15-20 minutes had passed but still did not get a response.
"In the living room, Boney surfed channels to watch the South Africa-India cricket match but after spending around four or five minutes doing that, he chanced upon another channel which was showing the Pakistan Super League cricket match highlights. He watched the match for around 15-20 minutes but was beginning to get restless thereafter because he was aware that being a Saturday, there would be a rush in the restaurants. It was around 8 pm then.
Boney’s impatience made him shout out to Sridevi from the living room itself. After calling out to her twice, Boney lowered the volume of the TV set. Still no reply. He then walked to the bedroom and knocked at the bathroom door and even called out to her. The unsuspecting husband, hearing the tap inside on, then called out 'Jaan, Jaan' still louder but got no reply, which was unusual. He panicked and opened the door which had not been bolted from inside, nervous but yet not at all prepared for what he was going to see. The tub was full of water and Sridevi was immersed completely, from head to toe, inside the tub. Devastated, he reached out to her but watching her motionless, he feared the worst.
Sridevi had drowned! Boney’s world had come crashing down. He himself was drowned in sorrow and misery as the centre of his world had passed on to another world. Boney’s sweet surprise to Sridevi just two hours back had given way to the worst shock of Boney’s life because it all happened so suddenly."