Vastavam web: Film producer and late Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor opened up about the death of his ‘Jaan’ last week, to his close friend and film critic Komal Nahta.The couple was in UAE for their nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding at the time of the incident.
After the nuptials, Boney had left for Mumbai while Sridevi stayed back in the hotel. Boney, however, decided to suprise his wife, and booked a ticket back to Dubai.”Janhvi (their elder daughter) had seconded my idea of going to Dubai because she was scared, her mom, not used to being alone, would misplace her passport or some important document if she was alone,” the post read.
He also recounted that there had been only two occasions in the last 24 years when the couple had not travelled together abroad.”Although I didn’t accompany her on those two trips, I made sure that my friend’s wife was with her on both the occasions. The Dubai stay was the first time Sridevi was alone for two days – 22 and 23 February – in a foreign land,” Nahta’s post read.Sridevi got emotional after Boney surprised her and they “hugged, kissed and chatted for almost half an hour”.
It was after this, that Boney asked her for dinner and Sridevi went to bathe and get ready.Thereafter, Boney watched cricket on the television for around 15-20 minutes “but was beginning to get restless because he was aware that being a Saturday, there would be a rush in the restaurants. Boney, became impatient and called her twice, Boney lowered the volume of the TV set. However, there was still no reply from the bathroom following which he walked to the bedroom and knocked at the bathroom door.He then panicked and opened the door which had not been bolted from inside.
“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,” Komal Nahta wrote.