Bollywood actress Sridevi breathed her last late on Saturday, February 24 in Dubai. It has been over 58 hours since she passed away and speculations are rife over the cause of her death. In a controversial statement, Bharatiya Janta Party leader Subramanian Swamy hinted at a possible underworld link behind her death. While speaking to ANI, Swamy hinted at illicit relationships between cinema actresses and the mafia leader, Dawood Ibrahim.
Cinema actresses aur Dawood ke jo rishte hain, naajayaz rishte hain us par hamein thoda dhyaan dena padega: Subramanian Swamy pic.twitter.com/Jtq8JUnEph— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2018
Swami told ABP Live, “Sridevi didn’t use to consume liquor as far as I have heard. She rarely used to consume beer at times. This is certainly a case of murder.” Swamy also went on to add that the facts presented by the media do not appear to be consistent and raised a number of questions over her death.
Let's wait for prosecution to pronounce it. Facts in media doesn't appear to be consistent. She never drank hard liquor, how did it enter her system? What happened to CCTV? Doctors suddenly appeared before media & said she died of heart failure: Subramanian Swamy on #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/ELMQtesPpZ— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2018
Speaking to Times Now, Swamy said that Sridevi had a "fetish for health" and she "never touched hard drinks". The report mentions the Swamy feels that she could have been force-fed alcohol.
"It is very difficult to die and drown in a bathtub unless somebody pushed you or prevent you from breathing," he told the channel.As Twitter is actively following the developments related to Sridevi’s death, Swamy’s comments did not go down well with the fans of the late actress. Many went on to diss the politician for his shocking statements.
I think Swami is high on GauMutra— Mohd Imran Siddiqui (@I_ImranSiddiqui) February 27, 2018
Isko kidhar se pakad liya subah subah— Honey Sharma (@imhsharma_) February 27, 2018
what abt bjp k log ISI agent ban kr kam kr rhe h— RockY (@bhavik28072448) February 27, 2018
unka dhayan kon rakhega
Absolutely sawamiji your govt in power at center and state how many such ppl probed prosecuted and punished?— milind shah (@milindshah2006) February 27, 2018
Add speculative fuel & keep this fire burning— anuradha_dighe (@anuradha_dighe) February 27, 2018
For when this settles, people will start remembering Chota Modi & PNB scam again 🤣
Conspiracy theory king..susu swami😄😄😄— Rahul shendage (@shendagerahul12) February 27, 2018
The sudden demise of the iconic actress shocked the film industry and fans everywhere. It was earlier reported that the actress had died of a cardiac arrest but a report from Gulf News claimed that Sridevi’s death was in fact, a cause of accidental drowning as per the forensic report released by the authorities to the family and the Indian consulate.
Mr. Subramanian Swamy is a Politician. It is better if experts of Crime Law or the Bollywood Celebrity can opine on this and not at all any of the Politician.— Sunil Mahadev Ketkar (@SunilKetkar) February 27, 2018
Gulf News had also reported that Sridevi was under the influence of alcohol, lost her balance and fell into a bathtub and drowned.
Meanwhile, another UAE based agency, Khaleej Times, claimed that the actor had fainted in the washroom of the hotel she was staying. She was then rushed to the Rashid Hospital in Dubai where she was declared dead on arrival.