The mortal remains of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi, who suddenly passed away on Saturday, at age 54 in Dubai, will now be flown back home to Mumbai on Monday. The English Vinglish star and her family were in Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew and actor Mohit Marwah which took place in Ras Al Khaimah.
Sridevi reportedly collapsed in a bathroom at Jumeriah Emirates Towers after suffering a heart attack. She was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Following this, a team of officials from the Dubai Police conducted postmortem and forensic investigations.
Officials were unable to complete the necessary procedures to repatriate her body before office hours in the local departments. Authorities in Dubai, who were aiding Sridevi's family members in order to transport her mortal remains by Sunday then conceded that the repatriation process can be completed by Monday.
This was confirmed at a press conference held at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai, where members of the media were notified about this matter. According to local news sources, Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri and Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul and Indian Consulate representatives have been coordinating with the Dubai Police and other concerned authorities to expedite the matter at the earliest.
In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor's body to India. The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 pm on Sunday.
Sridevi's sudden demise has sent a outpouring of shock and grief throughout the entertainment industry with fellow actors and fans offering their condolences on social media. Actors Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, filmmakers Karan Johar, Ram Gopal Varma and many others have paid tribute to the actress.
Beginning her career as child artiste, Sridevi went on star in several Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films in a career spanning five decades. She has appeared in 300 films most notable of which include Sadma, Mr India, Chandni, Chalbaaz, Gumrah, Laadla, Judaai among many others.
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After making her comeback in 2012 with Gauri Shinde's directorial English Vinglish, Sridevi last starredin Mom alongside Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She married producer Boney Kapoor in 1996 and they have two daughters Janhvi and Khushi. The latter is slated to make her Bollywood debut this year with Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter, which is a remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat.- With inputs from Agencies
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