Bollywood actress Sridevi's sudden death sent shockwaves across the country. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding where she died due to accidental drowning inside hotel bathtub late night on Saturday. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon in Mumbai.
The 54-year-old actress was in her hotel bathroom in Dubai when she lost balance and fell into the bathtub unconscious. Although she was taken to a hospital, she was declared brought dead.
As soon as the news of her death broke out, fans started gathering in front of Sridevi's residence in Mumbai.
Although first it was reported that Sridevi's body will be brought back to Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, the formalities in Dubai took time, and hence the funeral got delayed.
The formalities included cancellation of passport and immigration process apart from post-mortem and investigation into the circumstances of death following which Sridevi's body is handed over to her family. As per reports, her body will be brought back to India in a charter plane.
The departure time from Dubai is reported to be 6.30 pm, and they are likely to arrive Mumbai at around 9 pm on Tuesday.
The last rituals will be held on Wednesday at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium, Mumbai after 3.30 pm. Condolences and last respects will be paid at Celebrations Sports club from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Also, many Bollywood celebrities and family members are expected to arrive at the funeral to pay the last tribute to the legendary actress.
The fact that there has never been any news of Sridevi suffering from any major illness, left the fans in shock. Social media is filled with condolence messages. Sridevi is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and two daughters- Janhvi and Khushi.
YRF Communications released a statement saying: "Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief."