“I had to withstand the disturbing accusations"
Boney Kapoor has finally spoken about the death of his wife Sridevi, five years after the shocking news broke out.
Boney appeared on an episode of Catch The Stars and spoke about his late wife and the accusations he was faced with following her death.
He stated: “First of all, it was not a natural death, it was an accidental death. I decided not to speak about it because I had already spoken about it for over 24 to 48 hours when I was being interrogated and investigated.
“Dubai police told me that we had to go through because there was pressure from Indian media.
“I said, well I have nothing more to say than what I already have been saying.
“I had to withstand the disturbing accusations and was accused of killing her.
“Amid very poor distaste, if I may say, when I had the privilege to look over the investigative files, I concluded that the forensic reports and certain other evidence pointed only towards death due to drowning.”
He went on to reveal that he had to undergo a lie detector test before it was stated in the post-mortem report that Sridevi had died due to accidental drowning.
Boney highlighted his late wife’s strict dietary habits and revealed that on many occasions she would suffer an episode where she would black out.
Doctors told Sridevi she suffered from low blood pressure and was advised not to be too strict with her diet.
Boney recalled: “Most women believe salt increases water retention that’s why you feel puffy. That was one reason.
“I would also tell her not to completely avoid salt, I would also ask her to include a pinch of salt when eating a salad.”
He continued to say since the doctor’s visit, Boney Kapoor himself would tell his family and friends to not avoid salt and that he requested them to do whatever was necessary to keep their blood pressure normal.
The death of Sridevi rocked the Bollywood world on February 24, 2018, when news broke out that she was found unresponsive in a bathtub whilst in Dubai.
Sridevi starred in many popular films such as Mr India, Banjaran, Judaai, English Vinglish and Mom.
She has worked with celebrities such as Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.