Sridevi funeral: Actress to be cremated with full state honours

Sridevi to be cremated with full state honours. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Feb 28, 2018, 03.50 AM (IST)

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. 

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Sridevi's mortal remains being carried in a decorated manner for cremation: 

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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)

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Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor with wife Mira Rajput arrive to pay their last respects to Sridevi. Photo Yogen Shah. (WION)

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Owing to her body of work in Tamil and Telegu cinema, Sridevi had a huge fan base down south as well. She has worked with practically all the southern stars. 

After Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, Telegu star Chiranjeevi came to Mumbai to pay his last respect to the actress. 

Also spotted were Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Chiranjeevi, Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur pay Sridevi their last respect (WION)

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Farah Khan, Tabu, Sulabha Arya, Zarina Wahab at Celebration Sports Club. (WION)

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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)

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Kajol, Ajay Devgn and Jacqueline Fernandez arrive at Celebration Sports Club.

Madhuri Dixit, Dr. Nene, Ajay Devgn and Kajol pay their last respects to Sridevi. (WION)

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Madhuri Dixit and her husband Dr Nene arrive at Celebration Sports Club.

Madhuri Dixit and Dr Nene at Celebration Sports Club. Photo by Yogen Shah. (WION)

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Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan came to offer condolences to the family. 

Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen arrive at Sports Club to pay their last respect. Photo Yogen Shah. (WION)

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Hema Malini and daughter Esha Deol came in together. 

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Family members of Sridevi arrive at sports club.

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Anu Kapoor, who played Sridevi's boss in Mr India, came to pay his last respect.

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Sridevi's body was brought in an ambulance and was escorted to the sports club by the police. Fans gathered from early hours to bid Sridevi a final goodbye.

Crowds have gathered outside Celebration Sports Complex where Sridevi's body has been kept. (WION)

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The ambulance that carried Sridevi's mortal remains was escorted to the sports club under heavy police protection. (WION)

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Arbaaz Khan and Urvashi Rautela were the early visitors at the sports club. 

Urvashi Rautela at Celebration Sports Club. (WION)

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Arbaaz Khan at the Celebration Sports Club. Photo by Yogen Shah (WION)

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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja walked in together at the sports club.

Sridevi's nephew, Mohit Marwah was spotted entering the sports club in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The actress along with her family had gone to UAE last week to attend Mohit's wedding. 

Mohit Marwah at Celebration Sports Club on Wednesday. Photo by Yogen Shah. (WION)

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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. 

Almost entire Bollywood has been visiting Anil Kapoor's residence to offer their condolences to the family ever since the news broke out on Sunday morning. The actress' two daughter's Janhvi and Khushi have been staying at their uncle, Anil Kapoor's residence since Sunday. Salman Khan, on Tuesday night, visited Sridevi's residence where her body was kept after it reached Mumbai.