WION Web TeamMumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaFeb 28, 2018, 03.50 AM
Fans gathered early in the morning in front of Celebration Sports Club to bid their beloved Chandni a final goodbye. The mortal remains of Sridevi was shifted to Celebration Sports Club at Lokhandwala, Mumbai on Wednesday morning from her residence. The body will be kept till 2 pm for people to pay their last respect. The cremation ceremony will take place at 3 pm at Vile Parle Crematorium.
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Almost all of Bollywood has come to pay their last respects to Sridevi. The actress will be cremated at 3 pm with full state honours. The Mumbai Police band has reportedly reached the funeral venue.
Sridevi's family released a statement today that read, "Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor and the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families are deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. Late Sridevi Kapoor passed away in Dubai, UAE, on Saturday, February 24th. We thank the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief. We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother."
Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur and John Abraham arrive at Celebration Sports Club. Photos by Yogen Shah (WION)
Ace choreographer Saroj Khan, who has collaborated with Sridevi for numerous films came to pay her last respects. Also spotted were veteran actresses Tanuja and Hema Malini with their daughters Tanisha Mukherjee and Esha Deol.
Imtiaz Ali, Tanisha Mukhrejee, Tanuja, Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Saroj Khan pay their last respects to Sridevi.Photo by Yogen Shah (WION)
Anu Kapoor, who played Sridevi's boss in Mr India, came to pay his last respect.
It's media job to ask questions, it's people's call if they want to throw it in the dustbin or not. At this moment, family is in a lot of pain. Daughters have lost their mother at such a young age. We should pray for them: Anu Kapoor at Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai #Sridevipic.twitter.com/nYhx1Q7qva
The mortal remains of the actress were brought back to Mumbai on Tuesday night, three days after the actress died. The Dubai Police took three days to investigate the cause of her death and released her body only after the formalities were cleared.
The actress passed away on Saturday night in Dubai.