Mortal remains of Bollywood superstar Sridevi handed to family


PV Entertainment Desk : Dubai has handed the mortal remains of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor to her family after the police announced a closure of the probe into her death.

Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, Dubai police stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following a loss of consciousness.

The Dubai police handed over the release letters for her remains to the Indian consulate and to her family for embalming on the same day.

The body of the actress may reach Mumbai on Tuesday, according to an NDTV report.

Speculations started boiling as police in Dubai said on Monday that Sridevi died from drowning in her hotel room bathtub refuting previous media reports that the 54-year-old, who had been in Dubai for a family wedding, had died of cardiac arrest on Saturday.

Quoting an official, the Gulf News reported that traces of alcohol were found in the actress’s body.

The star of such classics as Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma, Sridevi worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages.

She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box-office success without the support of a male hero.

Sridevi’s most memorable onscreen pairing was with her real-life brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, while her most successful films were produced by husband Boney Kapoor.