Mumbai: India’s first female superstar Sridevi passed away on Saturday night in Dubai. The cause of death was earlier said to be that of cardiac arrest but that was ruled out once the forensic report was released. The cause of death was then said to be “accidental drowning”. Since then, the way Indian news channels followed the whole case left a bad taste in many mouths.
Celebrities use #LetHerRestInPeace in response to sensational TV media coverage of Sridevi’s death.
The body of work she has left behind is incomparable with few actors in Indian cinematic history. She attained a pinnacle of glory truly destined for people who belong with the Gods. Let's not trivialize her memory by tarnishing a true legend. #LetHerRestinPeace pic.twitter.com/yIO3LQUilO
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) February 27, 2018
In a perfect world, the Indian film industry would come together, identify every news outlet that stooped to such lows in their coverage of #Sridevi and cut them off… Show them they can't get away with this! But then again, in a perfect world, she would still be alive. R. I. P.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 27, 2018
Dear Indian news channels, show a little tact. Parasites. #Sridevi
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) February 26, 2018
TV media’s frantic reporting over the death of veteran actor Sridevi has angered Bollywood celebrities and her fans, who have called the coverage “graceless” and “insensitive”.
Sridevi’s mortal remains will be kept at Celebrations Sports Club in Lokhandwala, where a condolence meet will be held between 9.30 am and 12.30 am on Wednesday. The funeral is expected to take place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium after 3:30 pm. Sridevi’s body flown out of Dubai at IST 7.00 pm.
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 27, 2018
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 27, 2018
Couple of hours ago Boney Kapoor was finally given the clearance by authorities in Dubai to take the mortal remains to India. Latest update is that Sridevi’s mortal remains are enroute India. But on Twitter celebs as well as fans have taken a stand where they have requested the media to let Sridevi rest in peace. The hashtag #LetHerRestInPeace is trending at third number.