While, Bollywood celebrities are coming in to pay their final respects to Sridevi at the Celebrations Sports Club, Lokhandwala, Mumbai. On the other hand there have been reports from late actress Sridevi’s childhood friend Pinky Reddy who revealed to leading daily, Mid-Day that Sridevi wasn’t quite in best of health while attending her nephew Mohit Marwa’s wedding in Dubai.
According to Pinky Reddy’s statement, Sridevi was down with fever when she attended her nephew’s wedding. “I spoke to her the day she was leaving for Dubai. She was down with fever and was on antibiotics. She was feeling tired, but she said that she has to go for the wedding.”
She also added, “I have seen her professional rise. (Sridevi’s death) is shocking. We are devastated.”
On reminiscing the past, when she and the legendary actress met, Pinky Reddy recalled, “She had specially flown down to Hyderabad for two hours to attend my daughter’s baby shower. Can you imagine that? That was the last time I saw her.”
Pinky Reddy also remarked how upset she is with the social media constantly criticizing and referring to Sridevi’s cosmetic surgeries, “It hurts me that people are making her death into such a joke. People are saying that she underwent liposuction and took fat burners. Why can’t people remember the good things about her instead of talking about all this? After she has gone, how can they even utter such mean and vile things?”
Pinky’s father was one of the producers for the legendary actress’ one of the best films, Chandni. The two of them have been friends from the innocent age of 8.
The late actress Sridevi was flown to Mumbai on Tuesday after a delay of three days from Dubai, where she died due to accidental drowning, as stated by the postmortem reports.
Meanwhile, a bevy of Bollywood celebs such as Rekha, Waheeda Rehman, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Gauri Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Tabu, Rani Mukerji, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Karisma Kapoor among others visited Anil Kapoor’s residence (in the past three days) to extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Now, the last rites of the legendary actress is taking place amd soon the last journey will begin at 2pm. Sridevi’s cremation will take place at 3.30pm in Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium.