Weird New Details About The Night A Bollywood Actress Mysteriously Drowned In A Hotel Bathtub — And Why Fans Think She Was Murdered

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Weird New Details About The Night A Bollywood Actress Mysteriously Drowned In Her Bathtub
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There were traces of alcohol in her system.

Bollywood actress Sridevi, 54, died Feb. 25 after drowning in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel.

The actress was in Dubai for a friend’s wedding.

Sridevi reportedly had a heart attack and collapsed in the tub. Her husband, film producer Boney Kapoor, found her body completely immersed in water in the hotel bathtub that night.

"We are completely shocked. She had no history of a heart attack," said Sanjay Kapoor.

"The forensic report showed her death was an accident and foul play has been ruled out so the case has been closed," a public prosecution source told Khaleej Times.

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Although her death was ruled accidental, the details surrounding the Mr. India actress’ final night are bizarre.

Boney confided in his long-time friend, Komal Nahta, about the night of Sridevi’s death. Nahta told Boney’s account of the night he found his wife dead in a blog post.

According to the blog, Boney flew to Dubai to surprise Sridevi just like he had done many years ago to woo her.

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“On 24th morning, I spoke to her,” Boney told Nahta, “when she told me, ‘Papa (that’s how she addressed Boney), I’m missing you.’ I also told her that I was missing her a lot. But I didn’t tell her that I would be joining her in Dubai in the evening.

The two “kissed and cuddled like a couple of teenagers” before deciding to freshen up for a nice dinner.

Boney said Sridevi went to bathe and he stayed in the living and watched television. After a while, he called to his wife but got no reply.

Worried, Boney went to check on Sridevi. When he opened the bathroom door he discovered his wife completely submerged in the tub, dead.

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What really bothered Boney was that there was no water outside of the tub – no water had been splashed onto the ground whatsoever, according to Boney.

“Whether she first drowned and then became unconscious, or she first fell asleep or unconscious and then drowned, nobody will, perhaps, ever know,” Nahta wrote. “But she probably never got a chance to even struggle for a minute because had she moved her arms and legs in panic while drowning, there would be some water spilling out of the tub. But there wasn’t a drop of water on the floor outside the tub area. The mystery will remain unsolved."

Daily Mail reports that Boney didn’t call police until an hour after he found his wife dead in the bathtub.

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According to the outlet, Boney tried to revive Sridevi. After the attempt to save his wife failed, he phoned a friend. Then, he called the police.

Rumors are even being spread that she was murdered.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy believed the Bollywood actress’ death was no accident, according to DNA India.

"If you ask my opinion, I'll tell you that I think it's murder," the politician said.

“How is it possible for a person of 5ft 7in to get drowned in a bathtub unless someone pushed her down in the water and kept her down below the water level?” Swamy asked Daily Mail.

Traces of alcohol were found in Sridevi's body, something Swamy found suspicious.

"It doesn't appear to me the facts that have come out in the media are consistent,” he said. “She never drank hard liquor so how did it enter her system? Was she forcibly fed? What happened to the CCTV, we have not heard a word about that. It suddenly appears in the media that she died of heart failure as if it's pre-planned."

Swamy has refused to change his mind about Sridevi’s death, though her daughter, Janhvik, is begging people not to "tarnish her name" after her death.

According to a friend, Sridevi had come down with a fever before she attended the Dubai wedding.

"I spoke to her the day she was leaving for Dubai,” Pinky Reddy, who had known Sridevi since she was 8 years old, said. “She was down with fever and was on antibiotics. She was feeling tired, but she said that she has to go for the wedding."

The hashtags #SrideviDeathMystery and #SrideviDeathTwist are trending on Twitter as fans question the official cause of death of India’s beloved actress.

Boney has taken to Twitter to express his sorrow over his wife’s passing.

 "Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two young daughters is a loss inexplicable in words...She was our life, our strength and the reason we always smiled," he wrote. "We loved her beyond measure. Rest in peace, my love. Our lives will never be the same again."

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