Flown back home from Dubai in a private jet late last evening, Bollywood icon Sridevi’s mortal remains will be taken to a Sports Club a short distance from her residence in Mumbai today, to let family, friends and fans pay their last respect to the versatile actor.
54 year old Sridevi, who was in Dubai to attend a family wedding, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her hotel apartment by her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor on Saturday evening.
Dubai officials probing the death handed over the body to her family on yesterday after completing formalities.
Hundreds of fans had waited outside the Kapoor residence as the ambulance carrying Sridevi drove in from the airport with a police escort.
According to the forensic report, she died due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness.
The Dubai government’s media office later announced the case has now been closed.
She is celebrated for depicting strong female characters on screen and as the “first female superstar of India” in male superstar-dominated Bollywood.