A tall, air-conditioned truck, fully decorated with white flowers -- her favourite colour -- carried her body which was first draped in the National Tricolour and then accorded a police gun salute, as cries of "Sridevi Amar Rahe" rent the air.
Maharashtra government has accorded full state honours for the funeral of Sridevi, who was conferred a Padma Shri in 2013, which included draping her body in the national Tricolour, elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police, and a gun salute before the cremation.
Inside, Sridevi was lying serene with full make-up, a large south Indian style 'sindoor' wearing a ceremonial gold and maroon Kanjeevaram sari, a necklace, since she died a 'suhaagan' (still married), and almost appeared like a goddess in a deep slumber.
Her grieving family members, including husband Boney Kapoor, his son Arjun Kapoor and brothers Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor were among those who travelled in the truck with the body.
The approximately six km long journey was expected to be completed by 3.30 p.m. as the truck slowly wend its way through some of the poshest areas of Andheri and Vile Parle sububrbs, a massive portrait of Sridevi visible from a distance as the truck moved ahead.
The procession was led by several family members, close relatives, friends and even neighbours of the Green Acres CHS where the family lived in Lokhandwala Complex.