New Delhi, February 28 (NDTV): Megastar Sridevi’s MOM co-star Adnan Siddiqui was among the first few people to meet her husband Boney Kapoor at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, the Dubai hotel where she died. Speaking to Mid Day Siddiqui revealed that after a journalist called him up to confirm about the news, he rushed to the hotel where Sridevi was staying.
“I got a call from a journalist at around 11 pm asking if the news about Sridevi’s death was true. I immediately called up Boney [Kapoor] saab and rushed to him. I got to Jumeirah Emirates at around midnight. Initially, I was not allowed to go upstairs. At the time of the investigation, only Boney saab and Dubai officials were present. So, I waited in the lobby for about an hour,” he told Mid Day
After the formalities were done, Adnan Siddiqui met Boney Kapoor, who was ‘inconsolable.’
“When everything was settled, Boney saab called me upstairs. He was there along with a family friend, his wife and a daughter. Boney saab was crying like a baby; he was inconsolable. I was with him until 5 am. He was under a lot of stress, so I advised him to rest, and then left,” he Siddique said.
Adnan Siddiqui played Sridevi’s husband in MOM, which released last year. It’s Sridevi’s last Hindi film as a lead actress. MOM also starred Pakistani actress Sajal Aly.
Shah Rukh Khan’s forthcoming film Zero, will be her last onscreen appearance when it releases this December. She shot for a cameo some months ago.
Sridevi and the other members of the Kapoor family attended nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding all of last week. A postmortem reveals that she accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub, Dubai police said on Monday. She was 54.
Adnan Siddiqui was also part of Mohit Marwah’s wedding. He told mid-day, “When I landed in Dubai at 11 pm last week, I called up Boney saab and asked him if it made sense for me to come at that hour considering the function may have been over. He said, ‘Even if the function gets over, we will wait for you’. So I drove for two hours to Ras Al-Khaimah.” He also added, “I can’t believe that I met her four days ago and now, she is no more.”
Sridevi was brought home on Monday and she will be cremated in the afternoon today after a formal condolence meet.
(The featured image is from the film Mom in which Pakistani actors Adnan Sidiqque and Sajal Aly acted with Sridevi)