Sridevi Funeral Live Updates, She was Bollywood’s first female superstar, Sridevi, died in a Dubai hotel on February 24. She suffered a cardiac arrest while she was taking a bath on Saturday night, getting ready for a dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor.
Sridevi dead body visuals
- The 13-seater private jet left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30pm on Sunday
- The funeral is likely to take place on Monday, although there is no word from the family on this so far
- Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai late Saturday night, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom
Sridevi Funeral Live Updates: Photos, Videos & Last Rites Timing
Here Are Sridevi Funeral Live Updates:
5:20pm: In tweets, Dubai Media Office has confirmed that Sridevi’s death occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness. Dubai Police transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.
Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, @DubaiPoliceHQ today stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 26, 2018
5.05pm: Khaleej Times reports Sridevi did not suffer a cardiac arrest. The publication said that accidental drowning was the probable cause of the actor’s death. Gulf News reports that her body has been taken for embalming. Sridevi’s body will be flown to India after that.
4.25pm: Forensic reports reveal Sridevi died due to accidental drowning, as per a report in Gulf News.It was earlier reported that husband Boney Kapoor had found her dead in a bathtub in their hotel room in Dubai.
4.10pm: Boney Kapoor’s daughter Anshula spotted leaving Anil Kapoor’s residence.
3.45pm: Dubai Police release forensics report of Sridevi to her family and the Indian consulate, according to a report in Gulf News.
3.30pm: Actors Sarika and her daughters Akshara and Shruti Haasan arrives at Anil Kapoor’s residence.
Saiyammi Kher arrives at Anil Kapoor’s residence.
3.15pm: Khaleej Times has reported the forensic report will be issued after two hours.
3.07pm: Among those who reached Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay condolences are Krishna Raj Kapoor and south Indian actor Nasser. Actor Kamal Haasan is also expected to reach Mumbai soon. Haasan, who acted in over 20 films with Sridevi had issued a video messages saying that Sridevi was committed to her work and her stardom was no accident.
2.58pm: Dubai authorities have said all formalities will be completed by 3.30pm and a death certificate will also be issued, according to Indian consulate officials. A relative of the family, Saurabh Malhotra, has left the premises with the Indian consulate official and has been asked to return in half an hour.
2.44pm: Madhuri Dixit reachesAnil Kapoor’s residence to pay her last respects to Sridevi. The actor had said on Sunday, “This is saddening and shocking news. Sridevi was an extremely talented and versatile performer who was a treat to watch right through her career. We have truly lost one of our most precious gems. She had the ability of creating a place in people’s hearts through her performances and has, in so many ways, been an inspiration for many. I fondly remember meeting her when she shot with us for one of the episodes of Jhalak Dikhla Ja. We danced together and really had a lot of fun. It Certainly will be a moment I’ll cherish forever. My love, wishes and prayers to her entire family.”
2.30pm: Khaleej Times reports that an official from the Indian consulate has been called inside the morgue with a family member.
2.00pm: Sridevi’s co-star from Mom, Sajal Ali, has recounted her experience with the actor. “She was like my mother. I am in a state of shock right now… It feels like losing my mother again,” Sajal said about Sridevi. Read full story here.
1.47pm: Times of India report says forensic report confirms heart attack as the cause of Sridevi’s death. Official sources in Dubai say there was ‘nothing suspicious’ about the manner of her death. A second autopsy, as suggested by reports earlier, has been ruled out. However, nothing has been said officially as of now.
1.44pm: Khaleej Times reports Sridevi’s body is still in the morgue and ‘several hours away from reparation.’
1.36pm: According to a report , in Gulf Times, more delay should be expected in bring Sridevi’s body back to Mumbai. Because her post-mortem report came out inconclusive, a toxicology report demanded by Dubai’s forensic dept. The body will be released only when a blood report is submitted to the Dubai police.Further investigations will be done if the toxicology results are also inconclusive.
1.23pm: Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra arrive at the residence of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai. They had visited Anil’s home on Sunday night as well.
1.10pm: Jaya Prada spoke about how warm their relationship was and how it was Sridevi’s dream to see daughter Janhvi Kapoor make her debut on the big screen. Read full story here.
1.00pm: Ekta Kapoor is being trolled for her tweet on Sridevi’s death. “The strongest women have the weakest hearts sometimes…#RIPSrideviji,” she had tweeted. Her followers found the tweet insensitive due to which, the producer had to tweet a clarification. “Evil ones pls realise one percent ( as fwded as my doc told me) of the population can have an cardiac arrest without any heart condition or any kind of surgery ! It’s destiny not how evil rumour mongers portray!!!,” she wrote.
12.25pm: Karan Johar tweets about Sridevi’s death. “The unpredictability of life only hits us in times of tragedy …then soon after we go back to being petulant and full of ourselves….I hope we can take stock of the eventualities of life and death and then rise above our own insecurities,” he wrote.
Shabana Azmi tweeted that she will cancel her Holi party as a mark of respect towards Sridevi. “Our Holi party at Janki Kurir stands cancelled on 2nd March in the wake of Sridevis passing away,” she tweeted.
12.23pm: The forensics department is yet to submit blood test results to Dubai Police, a mandatory requirement to release the body. The results are expected to be filed in the next couple of hours, reports Khaleej Times.
12.21pm: Choreographer Saroj Khan arrives at Anil Kapoor’s residence. “I still can’t believe it. We can’t believe it. We all loved her. I can’t say anything else,” she said.
12.15pm: Several procedures need to be completed before Sridevi’s body can be sent back to India. Read them here.
11.30am: Dipti Naval, Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar with his mother Honey Irani arrive at Anil Kapoor’s residence.