Bollywood awaits return of Sridevi's remains

Bollywood awaits return of Sridevi's remains

Bollywood awaits return of Sridevi's remains

Bollywood on Monday continued to wait for the arrival of the body of  actor  Sridevi as there was an unexpected delay in bringing back her  mortal remains from Dubai, where she died on Saturday night.

Sridevi, aged 54, was earlier reported to have died of a heart attack.

However, after post-mortem, it emerged that  the actor died of accidental drowning and traces of alcohol were detected in her blood.

Several admirers and fans continued to throng outside the Lokhandwala residence of Boney Kapoor and at the bungalow of Anil Kapoor on Monday.

Security has been beefed up at both the places. The last rites will be conducted at the Vile Parle crematorium.

Her husband, Boney Kapoor, 62, is in Dubai for the formalities and no one from the family has commented so far on the death of the actor.

"It is a shock to me, the film industry and her family. We have worked together in 16 films...it is difficult to speak about Sridevi in the past tense," said veteran actor Anupam Kher, a close family friend of the Kapoor family.

Sridevi's daughter Jhanvi is at Anil Kapoor's residence. However, there was no formal confirmation whether the actor's younger daughter Khushi is back in Mumbai or still in Dubai.

Boney Kapoor's children with his first wife, late Mona Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Anshula, too, visited them.

Sridevi's contemporaries Madhuri Dixit Nene and Jaya Pradha were among those who visited the mourning family at Anil Kapoor's residence.

Her senior, Rekha, too, visited the family.

There was a beeline of Bollywood personalities, including Tabu, Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar and his mother Honey Irani, Rani Mukherjee, Nagma and Telugu superstar Venkatesh.

According to reports, top South Indian stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are expected to attend the funeral of the star.

"It is shocking, we are yet to come to terms," said choreographer Saroj Khan.

"I visited the family, they said that it would take some time to complete the formalities, but now this news of accidental drowning comes as a shock," said Saroj, popularly known as Masterjee.

On Sunday, Yash Raj Films released a statement that read: "Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief."

 

 

 

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