Sridevi’s Cremation with State honor :
Sridevi’s body, wrapped in the national flag and placed in a glass casket, is being taken to the Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai’s Ville Parle from the Celebration Sports Club where thousands of fans and top actors paid their last respects today to the Bollywood icon.
Hundreds of people, many weeping, are walking alongside the truck carrying Sridevi’s body. The vehicle has big portraits of the star on the front and side.
Sudden demise of SriDevi :
Sridevi, 54, famous legendary bollywood actor died in a hotel room in Dubai on Saturday. A forensic report said she accidentally drowned in a bathtub after falling unconscious. After investigations, body was released on Tuesday and was flown to Mumbai by private jet.
Bidding last farewell to Queen of Hearts :
Top stars like Kajol, Deepika Padukone and Hema Malini were at the club and many are expected to also attend the funeral. Nearly 200 policemen have been posted at the Mumbai club and a police band has been deployed in honour of Sridevi, who received the Padma Shri award in 2013.
Disappointing Dubai Visit :
Sridevi had gone to Dubai along with her husband producer Boney Kapoor and their younger daughter Khushi, to attend the wedding of Mr Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah. After the wedding, Sridevi stayed on in Dubai, while Boney Kapoor went back to Mumbai with their daughter.
Boney Kapoor returned to Dubai on Saturday to surprise his wife, reports said. Sridevi was getting ready to go out for dinner with her husband when she collapsed in the bathroom of Dubai’s Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel on Saturday evening. A medical team failed to revive her and she was declared dead at a hospital.
Memorable Bollywood Career :
She made her film debut at the age 4 and acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies before scripting a soaring career in Bollywood. She return to movies in 2012 after a 15-year break with the smash-hit “English Vinglish”, stunned fans with her performance as a villainous queen in Tamil movie “Puli” and followed it up with the thriller “Mom”. She shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film – “Zero” – which releases in December.