Sridevi funeral: As the suspense over the sudden death of actress Sridevi continues to loom large, there is still no confirmation on when her mortal remains will be brought back to Mumbai from Dubai and when her funeral will take place.
Sridevi funeral: The suspense over the sudden death of veteran actress Sridevi has finally ended. The deadlock has now been lifted over the possession of the mortal remains of the dead body of Indian cinestar. After the Dubai Police issued the letters for the release of mortal remains of the legendary actress, her remains were taken to the embalming unit. After the process of embalming was done, her remains are now en route to Mumbai where her last rituals will be carried out tomorrow. Last tribute to her will be paid at Celebrations Sports Club from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on February 28. Her cremation will take place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium after 3.30 pm. Her remains are expected to reach Mumbai at 9 pm today. Sridevi’s remains have reached her residence in Lokhandwala in Mumbai.
Here are the Highlights of Sridevi’s funeral
12:51 pm: Union Minister Smriti Irani speaking to ANI offered her condolences to the family of late actress Sridevi, her craft and her brilliance. She said that the legend who brought joy to million of lives has been lost.
12:32 pm: Salman Khan reaches Sridevi’s residence to pay his tributes.
10.30 pm: Mortal remains of veteran actress Sridevi has arrived at her Lokhandwala residence. The funeral will take place tomorrow at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium after 3.30 pm.
10.25 pm: Sridevi’s mortal remains being taken to her Lokhandwala residence.
10.15 pm: Ambulance carrying the remains of Sridevi has been taken from the airport. Along with the remains of the legendary actress, other members of the Kapoor family have left the Mumbai airport and are now headed towards the Kapoor residence.
10.00 pm: Politician Amar Singh, along with daughters of late Sridevi – Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor were seen at the airport as well.
9.30 pm: Mortal remains of Sridevi has landed in Mumbai confirms news agency ANI. The funeral of the legendary actress will take place tomorrow.
9.20 pm: Industrialist Anil Ambani also seen at the Mumbai Airport as per reports.
9.00 pm: Anil Kapoor arrives at Mumbai airport, the chartered plane carrying mortal remains of Sridevi to land shortly.
8.30 pm: Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor are accompanying Boney Kapoor with the mortal remains of Sridevi from Dubai.
7.30 pm: After completion of all local processes, mortal remains of Sridevi are now en route to Mumbai: Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri
7.15 pm: Sridevi’s mortal remains leave Dubai and is expected to reach Mumbai by 9 pm.
7.00: Last respects to late actress Sridevi will be paid at Celebrations Sports club in Mumbai between 9:30 am to 12:30 pm tomorrow, cremation will take place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium after 3:30 pm
6.45 pm: Loss of Sridevi Ji will leave huge void in film industry. Dubai police has closed the case & her mortal remains will finally arrive by tonight. It’s a very sensitive issue. All these speculations must stop since family, children, fans are involved: Madhur Bhandarkar,Filmmaker
6.30 pm: Visuals from Sridevi’s native place in Virudhunagar’s Sivakasi Tamil Nadu.
6.20 pm: The mortal remains of the veteran actress has reached the Dubai International Airport. A private chartered jet, owned by Anil Ambani will carry the Sridevi’s body and her family members back to Mumbai. Boney Kapoor along with his son Arjun Kapoor will be on this flight, reports Gulf News.
6.00 pm: Mr India director Shekhar Kapur took to Instagram to share a heartwarming and beautiful message on Bollywood Superstar Sridevi.
You were the most exciting actress I ever worked with. Your energy on camera was scintillating. There was not a moment on screen that you did not have the audience in your grip. Be it an emotion, a comic moment, a dance. You were so innovative. You always did far far more than I asked of you . You were never less than surprising. As a human being you were incredibly supportive of those you were close to. I remember when everyone was going at me for a film that was threatening to fall apart .. you fought for me like a tigress. You were so loyal to your Directors. It’s unbelievable that you passed. Unexpected, sudden and shocking. It shook us all. We were waiting for Mr India 2 ! Honestly .. that film should have been made by now .. It’s devastating for Boney, your daughters and your family .. I know up there you will still be looking forward to your daughters debut .. but we will never get over your presence on this Earth, Sri Devi ! #sridevi #mrindia #film
5.30 pm: This is the copy of the embalming certificate of the veteran actress. The certificate states that Sridevi’s body has been sealed in a coffin. It also states that the coffin is now fit to be taken by air or sea.
5.15 pm: The mortal remains of the veteran actor Sridevi is likely to reach Mumbai by late evening at Gate No.8. The private aircraft has been provided by Industrialist Anil Ambani.
5.00 pm: The mortal remains of the legendary actress Sridevi is on way its way to the airport.
4.45 pm: Embalming of Sridevi’s mortal remains has been completed, being taken to Dubai Airport. : UAE media.
4.30 pm: The mortal remains of Sridevi has arrived at the embalming unit at Muhaisna in Dubai.
4.20 pm: WATCH| Sridevi’s body is en route to the embalming centre
Sridevi’s body is enroute to the embalming centre
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4.00 pm: Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of Indian actress Sridevi’s body to her family after completion of a comprehensive investigation into circumstances of her death. The case has now been closed: Dubai Media Office.
3.30 pm: Visuals of the car in which the body of the superstar Sridevi is being transported for the process of embalming.
2.30 PM: Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed with embalming.