Sridevi cremated; B-Town celebs, fans bid tearful farewell

Sridevi's body was brought to Mumbai last night and the cremation will take place on February 28. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 17:55
Pic Courtesy: ANI/Twitter

Legendary actress Sridevi has been given full state honours ahead of her cremation. The actress passed away on February 24, 2018, in Dubai. While earlier it was said that she suffered a cardiac arrest, an autopsy concluded that she had 'accidentally drowned' in the bathtub of her hotel room. Her mortal remains were brought to Mumbai last night. The actress's body was then taken to her husband Boney Kapoor's Lokhandwala residence. Sridevi's final journey commenced at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans and the last rites will be performed at the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery. 

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Police personnel and private security guards have been deployed outside the actress's residence to manage the ocean of fan following, gathered just to get a glimpse of their favourite superstar actress for one last time.

Sridevi was in Ras Al Khaimah in UAE last week, along with husband Boney Kapoor, younger daughter Khushi and other relatives to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding ceremony.

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Amitabh Bachchan reaches Pawan Hans crematorium.

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan reaches Pawan Hans crematorium.

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The truck carrying mortal remains of Sridevi reaches Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai.

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Bollywood bids a tearful goodbye to the legendary actress.

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Procession on way to the crematorium. Sridevi's last rites to begin soon. 

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Manoj Desai, Anil Ambani and Tina Ambani reach crematorium.
 

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Sushmita Sen too shared her thoughts on the micro-blogging site.

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Hema Malini, who paid homage to the iconic actress at Celebration Sports Club, Mumbai took to Twitter and shared her thoughts. She wrote: "Paid my last respects to Sridevi. The entire industry was there grieving, some on the verge of breakdown. Such was her aura & magic in films. She lay there, beautiful in a red saree, serene in death & totally at peace."

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Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and other family members embark on the actress's final journey.

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Thousands gather to pay homage to the first female superstar of Bollywood.

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Sridevi's final journey begins. Mortal remains of the actress being taken for cremation.

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Some other celebs who paid their last respects were Aditya Roy Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth kapoor, Apoorva Lakhia, John Abraham, David Dhawan, Rekha, Mukesh Chabbra, Niel Nitin Mukesh, Nitin Mukesh, Shamita Shetty, Deepti Naval, Raj kumar and patralekha, Omung Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ramesh Sippy, Sonali Bendre, Angad, Soha Kunal, Vaibhavi Merchant, Prem Chopra, Malaika Arora Khan, Raveena Tandon, Vivek Oberoi, Suresh Oberoi, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Siddharth Malhotra, Sikhander Kher, Fardeen Khan, Anu Malik etc. 

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Several celebrities including Aditya Thackeray with mother, Farah khan, Arbaaz khan, Urvashi Rautela, Sonam Kapoor, Manish Paul, Satish Kaushik, Jayantilal Gada, Tabu, Subhash Ghai, Jaya prada, Ravi Kishan, Mickey Contractor, Ronnie Screwvala, Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Karishma Tanna, Rakhi Sawant, Sushmita Sen, Akshay Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Inder Kumar, Alka Yagnik, Madhuri dixit n Dr. Nene, Jacky Bhagnani, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Sanjay Nirupam, Jacquline Fernandez, Saroj Khan, Shweta and Jaya Bachchan to name a few paid their last respects.

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All rituals as per Hindu traditions have been followed. She has been dressed in full bridal attire wearing a red-golden Kanchivaram saree which was reportedly her favourite. The body was decked with traditional temple jewellery and white mogra flowers were placed by her side reportedly. 

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Besides Bollywood stars, several students from her hometown Sivakasi paid tribute to the legendary star. 

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Noted actress Hema Malini arrives at Celebration Sports Club along with daughter Esha Deol to pay last respects to Sridevi.

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Sridevi's family members--Sanjay Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor arrive at Celebration Sports Club.

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Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan arrives at Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai to pay his last respects. 

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Sridevi's mortal brought to Celebration Sports Club, where people will pay their last respects to the actor.

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Several B-Town celebs visited Anil Kapoor's residence last night to pay their last respects. 

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