While most of the Kapoor family -- including Boney and younger daughter Khushi returned to Mumbai -- Sridevi decided to stay back in Dubai.
On Saturday, February 24, Boney flew to Dubai to surprise his wife, the Khaleej Times reported.
He arrived at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel around 5.30 pm (Dubai time), woke Sridevi up.
The couple chatted for about 15 minutes, the newspaper report said.
Sridevi then went to the bathroom to get ready for dinner.
When she didn't come out for 15 minutes, Boney knocked on the door.
He did not get any response and forced open the door, to find Sridevi lying motionless in the bathtub full of water.
'He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 pm,' the Khaleej Times quoted a source as saying.
Police and paramedics rushed to the room, but it was too late. Sridevi was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sridevi's body was then taken for an autopsy.
Later, the Gulf News newspaper reported that Sridevi died of accidental drowning.
The newspaper quoted the UAE government's forensic report on its official Twitter handle.
A copy of the forensic report, attached with the post, has a stamp of the 'Ministry of Health UAE' and the director of preventive medicine, Dubai, Dr Sami Wadie.
The newspaper claimed that the actress was under the influence of alcohol. She fell into the bathtub and drowned, it added.
Meanwhile, Indian officials and family members are still waiting the necessary certificates from the Dubai authorities to start the process of repatriating Sridevi's mortal remains, two officials confirmed.
"We need forensic certificate, death certificate and embalming certificate before the process of embalming the body begins. Unless these processes are completed, we will not be in a position to give a firm time for the repatriation of the body," an official from the Indian consulate in Dubai told PTI.