New Delhi, Feb 26: Bollywood actress Sridevi’s mortal remains will reach India by a chartered flight from Dubai on Monday. The cremation will be reportedly held at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai, later in the day. Also Read - Maharashtra Coronavirus News: With Over 4000 Deaths And 85000 Cases, Now Mumbai Overtakes China
Industrial magnate Anil Ambani has reportedly sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Sridevi’s mortal remains to India. The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport and Travel Ltd, is said to have left for Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 PM on Sunday. (Also read: Shocked, saddened: Celebs inconsolable after Sridevi’s sudden demise) Also Read - Mumbai Rains: High Tide of 4.67 Meters Expected at 1:03 PM Today; Downpour Warning in Saurashtra-Kutch
On the behalf of Kapoor family, Yash Raj Films (YRF) issued a statement which reads,”Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor.” Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Downpour in Parts of Maharashtra Amid IMD Red Alert, High Tide of 4.5 Seen; Walls Collapse in Thane
“They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief. Late Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow,” it added.
A Gulf-based daily Khaleej Times had reported that Sridevi’s autopsy had been completed and the family was now awaiting laboratory reports conducted by the General Department of Forensic Evidence.
The 54-year-old actress breathed her last in Dubai on Saturday night at around 11pm following a fatal cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but was pronounced dead on admission. She was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actor Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.
Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more. The Padma Shri awardee actress had also made a mark with her stellar performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. The actress is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi Kapoor. She was last seen in Ravi Udyawar directorial Mom (2017) and was currently shooting for Anand L Rai’s Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan.