Last rites ceremony of Sridevi begins at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium on Wednesday evening.
Shah Rukh Khan, Prasoon Joshi, members of the Prithviraj Kapoor family and a host of other celebrities arrived at the Vile Parle crematorium to pay their respects at the last rites of Sridevi.
The body of the late actor, who died in Dubai on Saturday, was kept at the Celebration Sports Club, minutes away from her residence Green Acres in Lokhandwala. A prayer was performed at the hall before taking the actor’s body for the last rites. A giant photograph of the much loved actor edged with white flowers was put up outside the club, which was covered with white lilies, mogra and red roses.
Sridevi’s body was brought to the venue at 9 am by her family members.. Inside the hall, her family, including film-maker husband Boney Kapoor, actors Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor, stood in a corner, their eyes wet with tears.
Sridevi’s daughters Jahnvi and Khushi were standing a little behind them. The actor’s mortal remains were draped in a red kanjivaram sari with a bindi on her forehead. After travelling down streets lined with mourners, the funeral procession reached its final destination. The cremation will take place very shortly.
Sridevi, 54, died in a hotel room in Dubai on Saturday. A forensic report said she accidentally drowned in a bathtub after falling unconscious. After investigations, the actor’s body was released by the Dubai authorities on Tuesday and was flown to Mumbai by private jet.