Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai from Dubai, funeral today

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 12:36 hrs
Indian policemen guard near a picture of Indian actress Sridevi displayed outside her residence in Mumbai

Sridevi's mortal remains have reached Mumbai from Dubai. Besides Sridevi's daughters Jahnvi and Khushi, Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor are also at the airport to receive the deceased actress' body, which will be housed at her Green Acres property in Lokhandwala.

There is a lot of commotion outside Sridevi's residence as fans and media clamber to get a glimpse of the actress' mortal remains amid heavy security. Members of the film fraternity are pouring in to pay their respects to the veteran actress.

Well-wishers and many big names from the industry such as Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Isha Deol, Hema Malini, Manish Paul, Farah Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Satish Kaushik, Annu Kapoor, Alka Yagnik,Madhuri Dixit along with husband Dr Nene, Tabu, Ajay Devgn, and Kajol among others were present at Celebrations Sports Club, where Sridevi's body is kept for public to pay respects.

In pics: Celebs, fans at Celebration Sports Club for final glimpse of Sridevi

The funeral is likely be held today afternoon, according to a statement released by her family. Her body is being kept for three hours at the Celebration Sports Club, Andheri west, near her residence from 9:30 AM onwards, to enable people and her fans to pay their last respects.

(Sridevi's mortal brought to Celebration Sports Club where people will pay their last respects to the actor)

After a condolence meeting, her final journey will commence at 2 PM from the club to the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium & Hindu Cemetery at S. V. Road in Vile Parle west. Her mortal remains are expected to reach there around 3:30 PM for the last rites.

Earlier in the evening, the ambulance carrying her body left the embalming centre in Muhaisnah, Dubai. From there, Sridevi's body was flown on a private jet to Mumbai. There were ten persons aboard the flight, including Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor, her stepson Arjun Kapoor, brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor, Reena Marwah and Sandeep Marwah.

Earlier in the day, The Dubai Public Prosecution confirmed that the probe into the sudden death of Sridevi has been completed, following which the case in this regard has been closed.

The Dubai Media Office Twitter account posted, "Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed."

In another tweet, the Dubai Public Prosecution informed that it has approved the release of Sridevi's body to her family "following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death."

Sridevi passed away on late Saturday night in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding.

According to the forensic report, the 54-year-old Indian actress died of accidental drowning in her hotel room's bathtub, after suffering a dizzying spell.

Traces of alcohol were also found in the actor's body.

This was contrary to the earlier reports surfacing the media which stated cardiac arrest as the reason of the death of the ace actor.

Sridevi's sudden death left her legions of fans and the film industry in shock.

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