Throwback video of Sridevi raises speculations about her cause of death yet again

Published: December 6, 2018
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PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES

PHOTO: HINDUSTAN TIMES

Bollywood diva Sridevi breathed her last earlier this year. While many speculations rose at the time of her death, post mortem reports ruled her unfortunate demise was caused by “accidental drowning” while she was in Dubai attending a wedding.

But a throwback video posted by Bollywood Now has resurfaced yet again, stating that the desire to stay fit and look young took a toll on Sridevi’s health and may be what killed her.

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An insider close to the late star said, “While we are mourning the untimely demise of Sridevi, it is important to remember why this may have happened to her. Society demanded that she stay slimmer and look younger than a 50-year-old, which is why she opted for surgeries.”

PHOTO: MID-DAYPHOTO: MID-DAY

The source added that when she met Sridevi five years ago, she was a “beautiful but sad version” of herself. “What a lot of pressure to keep her weight down, to make sure that her face has no wrinkle lines with continuous clinic visits in Southern California,” shared the insider.

She further questioned if Bollywood needs a movement in fashion that prevents such consequences. The source continued, “The husband, who claimed to love her, should have intervened. Did he love the way she looked as his arm candy?”

PHOTO: SRIDEVI/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: SRIDEVI/INSTAGRAM

The confidant explained that Sridevi didn’t trust in her own beauty. She was a muse for whoever wanted to dress her. The insider concluded, “Such a lack of love for oneself that one’s own face is not good enough, or one’s flesh and blood have to be sucked out only so that she can wear the best of couture, is a sadness of a life that could have been lived so much better.”

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A doctor also gave his expert opinion on Sridevi’s death. He said, “She took a lot of hydroxyl drugs to keep her weight down. They kill your hunger, heighten your metabolic rate and makes the heart beat faster. She died because of keto diet – high proteins and zero carb.”

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