Update: Large number of fans have gathered outside Sridevi’s home. Heavy deployment of police for crowd control. Sridevi reaches at her home by a green corridor from airport to her residence.
Here are the Live updates:
# 10:34 PM: Sridevi’s mortal remains brought to her Lokhandwala residence.
# 10:15 PM: Sridevi’s mortal remains being taken to Mumbai’s Lokhandwala residence
# 08:52 PM: Anil Kapoor arrives at Mumbai airport, chartered plane carrying mortal remains of Sridevi to land shortly.
# 08:39 PM: Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor are accompanying Boney Kapoor with the mortal remains of Sridevi from Dubai
# 07:17 PM: After completion of all local processes, mortal remains of Sridevi are now enroute to Mumbai: Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri
Mumbai: A private Embraer Legacy 650 landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport just after 9.30 pm. India’s beloved superstar, Sridevi, was back home. One last time. Actor Anil Kapoor, Sridevi’s brother-in-law, waited with other family and friends at the airport.
Her fans had been waiting to catch one last glimpse of her for three long days, since news broke that Sridevi was no more. The actor breathed her last in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a family wedding.
Her body is being taken to her Green Acres home in Andheri. Tomorrow, her fans will be able to pay their last respects from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Celebration Sports Club, where Sridevi’s body will be kept.
Sridevi’s last journey will then commence, from the Celebration Sports Club to the Seva Samaj Crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Her funeral is to take place from 3.30pm to 5pm.
The Kapoor family today issued a statement thanking “the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief”.
“We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother,” read the statement.
Bollywood actress Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai on Saturday, following an accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness, the Dubai government said on Monday.
An autopsy report issued by authorities on Monday has given birth to several debates and controversies over her dramatic death.
However, there could be a further delay in Sridevi’s body being brought back to India, with the Dubai police informing the Indian Embassy.
Sridevi creamtion at 3:30pm tomorrow. Here is detailed programme
1. Condolences and last respects:
Date & Time : 28th Feb Wednesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Address: Celebration Sports Club
Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400053
Plz note : Media can also pay their last respects provided camera, recording devices, etc are left outside the venue.
The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans.
2. Cremation Ceremony
Address : Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West
Date & Time : 28th Feb 3.30 pm onwards