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Published On: Tue, Feb 27th, 2018

Bollywood Star Sridevi Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon,

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sridevi_mortalremains_6718MUMBAI:  A chartered plane carrying mortal remains of actor Sridevi landed at the Mumbai airport this evening. Thereafter, the actor’s body was taken to her residence in Lokhandwala.
A huge crowd of fans was already waiting outside her home in the city. Earlier in the day, Dubai Prosecutor’s Office ruled out any foul play in her death and released the body to her family.
Family members, including her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, took the body from the morgue, got it embalmed and flew back home. The cremation is scheduled tomorrow around 3.30 p.m.
Bollywood star Sridevi died from accidentally drowning in a Dubai hotel room bathtub, her body reached Mumbai on Tuesday evening, bringing to an end a long and painful wait for her family and friends.Her body will be kept at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala for people to pay their last respects before it is taken for cremation.

 Meanwhile, her stepson Arjun Kapoor landed in Dubai on Tuesday morning to help his father Boney Kapoor wrap up the formalities and take the body back to Mumbai. “On behalf of Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor, the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families, a sincere thanks to the media for your continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment,” the statement read.
A private Embraer jet belonging to industrialist Anil Ambani carrying the body then later took off for Mumbai at 7.30 p.m. and landed in the city at 9.31 p.m. The body was accompanied by the late actor’s husband Boney Kapoor, his son Arjun Kapoor, brother Sanjay Kapoor, Reena Marwah and Sandeep Marwah.
It said that well-wishers can pay their condolences from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Celebration Sports Club, Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West. The family said media can also pay their respects “provided camera, recording devices, etc are left outside the venue”.
“The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery.” The cremation will take place at around 3.30 p.m.
The embalming process of Sridevi’s body was completed earlier in the day and then taken to Dubai airport. Dubai Police on Tuesday handed over the letters for the release of the mortal remains of the actress to the Indian consulate and her family members after which the embalming process started.
Sridevi’s death took a new twist on Monday as her autopsy report revealed that she died due to accidental drowning and not cardiac arrest as reported earlier. The autopsy report has also revealed that there were traces of alcohol in her blood.
There have been conflicting reports on the questioning of Boney Kapoor. According to several media reports, Boney Kapoor was summoned by the Dubai police for questioning. However, Dubai-based Khaleej Times reported that Kapoor was not summoned by the police. Kapoor was questioned only at the time of the discovery of Sridevi’s body at the hotel room.
The family in a statement said her body will be kept at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala for people to pay their last respects before it is taken for cremation. “On behalf of Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor, the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families, a sincere thanks to the media for your continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment,” the statement read.
Officials of the Consul General of India in Dubai said after investigations into the death were concluded by the Dubai Public Prosecution, they were called to the Bur Dubai police station, where a no-objection certificate to release the body was handed over to representatives of the Consulate and Sridevi’s family members at around 12.45 p.m.
Sridevi’s brother-in-law, Anil Kapoor, was at the airport to receive the body. Sridevi’s mortal remains were then taken to her Lokhandwala home in an ambulance, accompanied by a police escort.
Sridevi, Boney Kapoor and their younger daughter Khushi had gone to Dubai to attend the wedding of Mr Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah. Boney Kapoor returned to Mumbai with their daughter after the wedding on Tuesday, February 20, while Sridevi stayed back. Boney Kapoor returned to Dubai on Saturday to surprise his wife, reports said. The couple was to go out for dinner, but Sridevi collapsed in the bathroom while getting ready. (With Agency Inputs ).
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