MUMBAI: Veteran actor Sridevi’s mortal remains arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday night, around 72 hours after her sudden and shocking demise in Dubai. Her funeral is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
The late superstar’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor and other family members – Anil Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor – were present at the airport along with business magnate Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani.
Sridevi died on Saturday night, but her body was brought only on Tuesday as the Dubai Prosecutor’s Office was investigating the case of her death.
Her body was handed over to the bereaved family on Tuesday as no foul play was apparently suspected by the investigators.
According to a statement on behalf of Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor, their daughters Khushi and Janhvi, and the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan (Sridevi’s side) families, the body will be kept for three hours at the Celebration Sports Club, Andheri (West), near her residence from 9:30 am onwards to enable people and her fans to pay their last respects.
As per the present arrangements, the media will not be permitted either inside the club or the crematorium.
On Saturday evening, Sridevi, who in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actor Mohit Marwah, drowned in the bathtub of Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
The Dubai Police also recorded the statement of Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor, a film producer. According to Gulf News, he was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his hotel.
The actor’s body was at the General Department of Forensic Evidence since 2:30 am (Tuesday).
According to a Khaleej Times report, the laboratory results revealed that she had consumed alcohol and was in an inebriated state when she slipped and fell into the bathtub that was filled with water.
The police said that there was no clear criminal motive with regard to her death, neither did she suffer a cardiac arrest, as reported earlier.
Sridevi, who made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with English Vinglish after a break of 15 years, was last seen on the big screen in Mom in 2017.