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Video: Sridevi's last rites held at Mumbai crematorium

Web Report/Agencies/Mumbai
Filed on February 28, 2018 | Last updated on February 28, 2018 at 05.44 pm


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Actor Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law of Sridevi, at Mumbai airport.
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Sridevi's body was flown out from Dubai to Mumbai yesterday night.

Bollywood celebrities and fans of Sridevi flocked to the residence of her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, as they tried to come to grips with the sudden death of the versatile actor who had ruled over hearts and Bollywood for decades.  Sridevi's two daughters, Khushi and upcoming actor Jahnvi are staying at the house.

Among those who visited to condole Sridevi's death on Monday were Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Tabu, Saroj Khan, Rekha, Rani Mukherji, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra and Anupam Kher.

Police officials at Anil Kapoor's house said as many as 150 people from Karnataka came to pay homage to Sridevi, while another group from Telangana gathered outside the actor's Lokhandwala residence. Fans from Rajasthan and other parts of India had also arrived.

Sridevi, died in her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, at 11pm on Saturday, the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed.

Sridevi's body is yet to be released by the forensic department of Dubai Police and may be repatriated to India later today. Meanwhile, Dubai Police has moved the case to Dubai Public Prosecutor and it needs clearance before being taken to the embalming unit in Muhaisna.  Sridevi's funeral will be held in Mumbai today. (Live updates)

At Kapoor's house, police have increased security and cordoned off the area to keep fans at a distance.

Sridevi's homecoming:

5.18pm

Sridevi's cremation over.

4.03pm

The last rites ceremony of Sridevi begins at Vile Parle Seva Samaj crematorium in Mumbai.

2.44pm

Hundreds of thousands of fans followed Sridevi on her final journey. Her mortal remains have reached Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery for last rites.  

Thousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their final respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor.  

Huge crowds of mourners - some carrying roses, others holding photos of the late actress - lined Mumbai's streets to see their beloved idol embark on her last journey. 

At one point police had to use batons to force back those who had not been able to get into the hall where her body was laid out, wrapped in the Indian flag.

 

1.45pm

Sridevi's body is being taken for the cremation. Thousands of fans joined their icon as her mortal remains were being carried in a specially decorated truck. 

 

12.55pm 

12.30pm

The Maharashtra government has decided to accord actress Sridevi full state honours at her funeral scheduled later on Wednesday afternoon, official sources said.  

The state honours for the actress, who was conferred Padma Shri in 2013, will include draping her body in the national tricolour, elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police, and a gun salute before the cremation. 

According to a statement issued on behalf of the Kapoor and Ayyappan families, Sridevi's body will be kept for three hours at the Celebrations Sports Club in the afternoon to enable people pay their last respects. 

The final journey will commence around 2pm to the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery at S.V. Road in Vile Parle west, where it will reach around 3.30pm. 

12.15pm 

Legendary actress Sridevi will be cremated with state honours in Mumbai today.

 

11.20am

Celebrities keep walking in at Celebration Sports Club, where the mortal remains of Sridevi are resting for now.  

 

 

 

11.00am

Bollywood celebrities including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ramesh Sippy, Soha Ali Khan and Madhuri Dixit walk in. 

11.10am

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh walks in with his father.  

 

10.40am

Vidya Balan along with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur walked in to pay their last respects.

9.40am

Bollywood queen Madhuri Dixit and her husband Sriram Nene were spotted at Celebration Sports Club. Jaya Bachchan, Saroj Khan came in soon.  

 9.30am

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Kajol along with Ajay Devgn arrive at Celebration Sports Club. 

 

9.20am

Many Bollywood celebrities flocked at the condolence meet to support the greiving family.  

 

9.25am 

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai arrives at the Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai to pay last respects to Sridevi.  Sushmita Sen was seen arriving at the club too.  

 

 

 8.40am

Fans gather outside Celebration Sports Club to pay their last respects. 

 

 8.25am

Actress Sonam Kapoor walks in with partner Anand Ahuja for the funeral. Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan was also spotted.  

 

8.20am

Actor, television presenter Annu Kapoor attends the condolence meeting. 

 

7.56am

Celebrities have begun arriving at Celebration Sports Club to pay their last respects to Sridevi. Actor Arbaz Khan came to give his condolences to the grieving family.  

 

Wednesday, 7.30am

Sridevi's mortal remains reach Celebration Sports Club. The body will be kept at Celebrations Sports Club till 12.30 pm to allow fans to pay last respects.

 
Wednesday, 7am
 
Tight security outside Celebrations Sports Club, where Sridevi's mortal remains will be brought shortly. 
 
10.28pm

Extra security has been deployed in Green Acre to manage the the crowd of media and fans making their way to where Sridevi's body will be kept.

 

9.07pm

The star's body reaches her Lokhandwala residence in Green Acre.

Newlywed Mohit Marwah - whose wedding Sridevi was attending in UAE - also present among those who received the body.

The body will be kept at her home till Wednesday morning.

 

Also read: Family announces funeral arrangements

8.50pm

Sridevi's body is being transported to her Lokhandwala residence in Green Acre from the airport, after reaching Mumbai airport tonight.

According to media reports, a special corridor had been setup to ensure smooth transportation of the body.

Family and friends, including Anil Ambani, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Amar Singh among others were at the airport to receive the body.

 

7.21pm IST

Anil Kapoor reaches Mumbai airport, chartered plane carrying Sridevi's body to arrive shortly, reports ANI.

4:25pm

Sridevi's funeral to be held at Lokhandwala crematorium at on Wednesday at 10.30am, Times Now reported. The body will be kept for public homage at the actor's residence, Green Acres from 8 am onwards, the report added.

3:13pm

Body of veteran actor Sridevi is expected to reach Mumbai Airport by late evening at Gate No.8 by Anil Ambani's private jet.

2:06pm

Sridevi's nephew Saurabh Malhotra at morgue to collect actor's body

 

1: 10pm

Dubai police hands over the letters for the release of Sridevi's mortal remains to her family.

 

12: 30pm

Hema Malini denounces speculation into Sridevi's death

 

 

 

11:45am

Arjun Kapoor leaves for Dubai

 

11: 03am

Celebrities visit Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai

 

11: 00am

Waheeda Rehman arrives at Anil Kapoor's residence

 

10: 55am

Anupam Kher visits Anil Kapoor's residence

 

10: 50am

Heavy security outside Anil Kapoor's residence

 

10:30am

Latest visuals from outside Anil Kapoor's house

 

9:00am

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy says details in media inconsistent

 

Celebs arrive at Anil Kapoor's house last night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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