Sridevi’s mortal remains to be flown back to Mumbai today
The mortal remains of veteran actress Sridevi, who passed away in Dubai after a cardiac arrest, will be flown back to Mumbai today where her last rites are likely to take place later in the day, reports The Statesman.
After the autopsy by the Dubai Police’s forensic team, Sridevi’s body will be handed over to her family at around 11:00am (IST) and will be brought back to Mumbai by afternoon.
Industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back the 54-year-old actress’ body to India, according to The Statesman.
The funeral is likely to take place later in the day, although there is no word from the family on this.
Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.
Her other daughter Janhvi stayed back reportedly due to work commitment towards her debut film “Dhadak”.
Born in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on August 13, 1963, Sridevi began her career at the age of four in the devotional film “Thunaivan”. That marked the beginning of a journey in filmdom that saw her work across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi productions, leading her to become one of the most formidable actresses of the 1980s and 1990s in Bollywood — in fact, the only female “superstar” the industry has seen.
She is remembered for her performances in some of the iconic Bollywood films like “Mr. India”, “Nagina”, “Sadma”, “ChalBaaz”, “Chandni”, “Khuda Gawah”, among many others in different Indian languages.
Sridevi, who made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with “English Vinglish” after a long break of 15 years, was last seen in “Mom” in 2017.