Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s sudden demise on 24 February this year left everyone in a state of shock and intense grief. The late actress who had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding was found dead in her bathtub inside her hotel room by her husband Boney Kapoor.
It’s been almost three months since Sridevi’s demise but theories and speculations surrounding the tragic death continue. From an alleged Dawood Ibrahim involvement to Rs 240 crore insurance, various reports say that Sridevi demise wasn’t a natural death but a “planned murder”. These reports are insensitive about the feelings of the actress’s family and loved ones who feel the loss every day.
Recently, retired ACP Ved Bhushan came up with an opinion that the actress’ death looked like a “planned murder” and not an “accidental death”. Ved Bhushan, who runs a private investigation agency, said that he along with his investigation team also visited a hotel in Dubai, owned by Dawood Ibrahim, and they stayed there for a night. Ved Bhushan said, “Now I am planning to file an appeal in the Supreme Court on this investigation so that the death of Sridevi can be re-examined.” ACP also has alleged that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim may be involved in the murder of Sridevi since he has a stronghold in Dubai and also has a close relationship with the Dubai prince’s family.
The ACP further alleged that when he asked the Dubai Police to hand him over Sridevi’s blood samples and reports of how much water had entered her lungs, they apparently denied the access and only gave him the post-mortem report. He also raised his suspicion on an insurance policy which is reportedly worth Rs 240 crore in Sridevi’s name in Oman, which could only be encashed if the actress died in Dubai.
In order to clear his doubts, he reportedly even stayed in the same hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai with his private investigation agency for a night. The hotel, too, is apparently owned by Dawood Ibrahim. He is now reportedly planning to file an appeal in the Supreme Court on this investigation so that the death of Sridevi can be re-examined.
A filmmaker named Sunil Singh, also claimed that Sridevi was murdered. Sunil Singh had earlier filed a PIL seeking an investigation into Sridevi‘s death at the Delhi High Court on 9 March. However, the High Court rejected his plea and dismissed his demand of any further probe. Hence, Sunil Singh decided to move to the Supreme Court. But the SC, too, has dismissed the petition seeking an independent probe into the death of Sridevi. Sunil Singh also said in his plea that Sridevi was 5 feet 7 inches tall whereas the bathtub in which she drowned was only 5 feet long.
Sridevi’s untimely demise left her fans in a state of shock as the entire nation mourned her death. The void created by her loss will never be filled again.