Bollywood’s ‘Chandni’ Sridevi's condolence ceremony has come to an end in Mumbai's Celebrations Sports Club in Andheri West. Fans and Bollywood celebrities have gathered together at the venue to pay their last tributes to the actress. The first female superstar of the B-Town passed away on Saturday night because of accidental drowning in her hotel room’s bathtub after losing consciousness.
The last journey started at around 2 pm from the Celebration Sports Club and went till Pawan Hans, and the actress' mortal remains were cremated at the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium by her husband Boney Kapoor, along with the presence of many other faces from the industry.
The actress was in Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew, Mohit Marwah. The sudden death of the ‘Hawa Hawaii’ of Bollywood has left everyone mourning, especially the Kapoor family.
The mortal remains of the veteran actress were brought to India in a private jet on Tuesday, almost after 73 hours of her passing away. An autopsy report issued by the Dubai authorities on Monday, after her death, raised several debates and controversies over her dramatic death.
Dubai Police’s internal process took 3 days to give a clarification on the death of the actress. Earlier, it was said that Sridevi passed away due to a major cardiac arrest.
The last rites of Bollywood’s ‘Chandni’ were performed on Wednesday. Condolences and last respects were scheduled from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Mumbai’s Celebration Sports ClubGarden No 5 in Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West.
Sridevi is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Jahnvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.
Here are the highlights:
# 05: 51 PM: Jeetendra, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra leave after Sridevi's cremation
# 05:31 PM: Sridevi consigned to flames as the nation bid adieu to the first female star of Bollywood
# 05:30 PM: Boney Kapoor performs Sridevi's last rites
# 05:09 PM: Anil Ambani, Anupam Kher and Arjun Rampal arrive at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium in Mumbai
# 05:01 PM: Vidya Balan, her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza and her husband Sahil Sangha arrive at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
# 05: 00 PM: Anil Ambani, Anupam Kher arrive ar Vile Parle crematorium
# 04: 49 PM: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty reaches Vile Parle Crematorium
# 04:18 PM: Huge crowd outside Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
# 04:07 PM: Prasoon Joshi, Randhir & Rajiv Kapoor arrive at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
# 04:02 PM: Shah Rukh Khan, Dia Mirza reaches Vile Parle Crematorium to pay their last tribute to Sridevi
# 04:00 PM: Sridevi's mortal remains reaches Vile Parle ground shortly
# 03:30 PM: Sridevi's mortal remains likely to arrive at Vile Parle ground shortly
# 02:34 PM: Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah present on the truck carrying Sridevi's mortal remains for cremation
# 02:30 PM: Mortal remains of Sridevi wrapped in tricolour, accorded state honours
# 02:25 PM: Mortal remains of Sridevi to be cremated with state honours
# 02:16 PM: Mortal remains of Sridevi being taken for cremation
# 02:15 PM: Mortal remains of Sridevi wrapped in tricolour, to be cremated with state honours
# 02:10 PM: The last journey of Sridevi will begin shortly from Celebrations Sports Club
# 02:05 PM: Fans from every corner of the country arrive to pay their homage
# 01:05 PM: Bollywood sheds tears as the last homage of 'Chandni' completes
# 01:03 PM: The mortal remains are kept in a glass box.
# 01:02 PM: The mortal remains of Sridevi are wrapped up in Kancheevaram saree and is decorated like a bride.
# 12:45 PM: There is complete chaos as public is trying to enter forcefully. Mumbai Police team is trying their best to stop the forceful entry of public.
# 12:43 PM: Last homage complete by Bollywood celebrities. Now, it will be open for public to pay their tributes
# 12:18 PM: Sridevi to be cremated with state honours
# 12:07 PM: A group of transgenders from Andhra Pradesh reach the venue to catch a last glimpse of the late actress
# 12:03 PM: Fans express grief, shed tears at the Celebration Sports Club
# 11:27 AM: Green Acres society cancels Holi celebrations in view of the actor's demise
# 11:20 AM: Students of primary school owned by family of Sridevi paid tributes to the actress in Tamil Nadu
# 11:10 AM: Jacqueline Fernandez, Kajol & Ajay Devgn arrive at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club Sridevi
# 11:06 AM: Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Jaya Bachchan reach Celebration Sports Club
# 10:40 AM: Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai arrive at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club
# 10:22 AM: Hema Malini and Isha Deol arrive at Celebration Sports Club
# 10:20 AM: Sanjay Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor & Harshvardhan Kapoor arrive at Celebration Sports Club
# 09:54 AM: People outside Celebrations Sports Club to pay their tributes to Sridevi's mortal remains
# 09:53 AM: Farah Khan & actor Sonam Kapoor arrive at Celebration Sports Club
# 09:42 AM: Anu Kapoor reaches Sports Club, prays for Sridevi's daughters
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 #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/nYhx1Q7qva— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2018
# 09:24 AM: Actor Arbaz Khan arrives at Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai to pay last respects to Sridevi
# 09:19 AM: Condolences ceremony and last rites will begin shortly
# 09:04 AM: Mortal remains reach Celebration Sports Club with family members of Kapoor family, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor on the spot.
# 09:02 AM: Residents of Sridevi's native place in Tamil Nadu express grief
# 08:05 AM: Heavy security deployed at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club where Sridevi's mortal will be kept for people to pay last rites.
# 06:06 AM: Jatin Valmiki, a visually impaired man from Uttar Pradesh who got help from Sridevi for his brother’s treatment, has been waiting outside her house since the last two days.
Unki wajah se mera bhai aaj zinda hai. Main kuch nahi kar sakta unke (Sridevi) liye, lekin main kam se kam unki antim yatra mein toh shaamil ho hi sakta hoon: Jatin Valmiki, a visually impaired man from Uttar Pradesh who has been waiting outside #Sridevi's house. pic.twitter.com/uXnU74B6Bn— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2018
Sridevi ji mere bhai ke brain tumour ke operation ke liye help ki thi. Uss samay unhone mujhe 1 lakh ki madad ki & hospital se 1 lakh maaf bhi karwaaye: Jatin Valmiki, a visually impaired man from Uttar Pradesh who has been waiting outside #Sridevi's house since last two days. pic.twitter.com/VkYGEx7PrB— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2018