Video: Sridevi's last rites held at Mumbai crematorium
Mumbai - 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 cremation over.
The last rites ceremony of Sridevi begins at Vile Parle Seva Samaj crematorium in Mumbai.
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.
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.
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.
Legendary actress Sridevi will be cremated with state honours in Mumbai today.
Celebrities keep walking in at Celebration Sports Club, where the mortal remains of Sridevi are resting for now.
Bollywood celebrities including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ramesh Sippy, Soha Ali Khan and Madhuri Dixit walk in.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh walks in with his father.
Vidya Balan along with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur walked in to pay their last respects.
Bollywood queen Madhuri Dixit and her husband Sriram Nene were spotted at Celebration Sports Club. Jaya Bachchan, Saroj Khan came in soon.
Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Kajol along with Ajay Devgn arrive at Celebration Sports Club.
Many Bollywood celebrities flocked at the condolence meet to support the greiving family.
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.
Fans gather outside Celebration Sports Club to pay their last respects.
Actress Sonam Kapoor walks in with partner Anand Ahuja for the funeral. Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan was also spotted.
Actor, television presenter Annu Kapoor attends the condolence meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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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 ISTAnil Kapoor reaches Mumbai airport, chartered plane carrying Sridevi's body to arrive shortly, reports ANI.
4:25pmSridevi'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.
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