Sridevi’s body in Mumbai, last rites today
Dubai/Mumbai: The body of Bollywood diva Sridevi landed in Mumbai today after it was finally released by the Dubai authorities.Her family members, including filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, took the body from the morgue, got it embalmed and flew to Mumbai for her final journey home on a private plane that had been parked at the Dubai airport since Sunday.
The Embraer jet, owned by industrialist Anil Ambani, landed late tonight, and the cremation is scheduled for tomorrow around 3.30 pm. The family said her body would be kept at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala, near her home, for people to pay their last respects from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm before it is taken for cremation.Sridevi leaves behind her husband Boney Kapoor and their two daughters Jahnvi and Khushi.As the 54-year-old actor’s death triggered controversy, the Dubai government’s media office said in a series of tweets that the case was now closed. “Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of the body of the Indian actress Sridevi to her family following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death,” it said.“Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed.” It did not say why she lost consciousness.