The Indian Consulate officials in Dubai have initiated the repatriation process to bring the mortal remains of veteran actress Sridevi back to India. While there were reports that said that Sridevi's body will be brought back to India by Sunday night, legal procedures have delayed the expedition process, reports said on Monday morning. 

The process of taking Sridevi's body back to India is underway and the family of the actress is in touch with the hospital and the embassy officials to complete the legal procedures. A UAE-based daily reported that certain formalities like passport cancellation and immigration process are being dealt with by Sridevi's family members.

The English Vinglish actress reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Emirates Towers after which she was found unconscious on Saturday night. Even though she was taken to a hospital in Dubai without delay, the doctors declared her brought dead.

The deceased actress, who went to Dubai for a family function, was accompanied by her husband Boney Kapoor and one of her daughters, Khushi.

Here's how Sridevi's mortal remains will be flown to India

  • After the police checked for all the circumstances in which Sridevi died, a post-mortem was conducted and the body was taken to a morgue.
  • In the morgue, Sridevi's body will undergo the process of embalming so that the mortal remains don't decay and can be brought back home intact.

It has to be noted that the process has already been initiated as it's a working day in the UAE and the authorities have been co-operative with Sridevi's family.

  • After embalming, Sridevi's body will be handed over to the family in a sealed coffin.
  • An ambulance will be provided by the hospital authorities so that Sridevi's body can be transported to the Dubai airport from where Indian consulate officials will take over the process of getting the body back to India.
  • A chartered plane belonging to Indian business tycoon Anil Ambani flew to Emirates on Sunday afternoon to bring the body back home. 
  • Ambani's plane is likely to take off from Dubai by  Monday evening and arrive in Mumbai by the night.
  • The Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri has said that the police are 'engaged with' forensic reports and added: "We are in touch with the family & local authorities to provide all possible assistance."
  • There has been a delay in completing the legal procedures in Dubai, so Sridevi's body could be taken to India. Also, it has been over 24 hours since the veteran actress breathed her last in Dubai. In a tweet, the Consulate General of India reaffirmed "Consulate is in constant touch with high authorities of Dubai police to expedite formalities so that the mortal remains can depart for India ASAP."

Meanwhile, back in Mumbai, people are waiting outside Sridevi's house where her body will be brought first. All security arrangements are in place expecting a massive crowd when the actress' body reach there.  

Sridevi's last rites is likely to be performed at Vile Parle in Mumbai on Monday, February 26.