Sridevi cremated with state honours, fans from across the country mourn

Updated: February 28, 2018 10:40 pm

Sridevi passed away on February 24. As per IANS, the late actor’s daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor performed the final rituals before the cremation with husband Boney standing close by. Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Anil Kapoor were seen on the truck alongside the glass casket. Also Read | India bids tearful adieu to Sridevi: Highlights
Sridevi was dressed in a red saree as per customs. The Kapoor family stood by the actor’s mortal remains including husband Boney Kapoor, daughters Jahnvi and Khushi and the members of the Kapoor clan. She was given a state funeral and her body was wrapped in tricolour. Road. Bollywood celebrities like Rekha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Akshaye Khanna, Farah Khan, Vidya Balan, Sushmita Sen, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farhan Akhtar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, John Abraham, Ajay Devgn, Kajol and many others were in attendance. With fans swarming the streets of Mumbai, the truck reached the crematorium at around 3:50 pm. After the funeral, the family of the late actor issued a statement asking the media to respect the privacy of the family as they grieve in these trying times. As the truck made its way inside the crematorium, Shah Rukh Khan, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Anil Ambani, Swanand Kirkire, Randhir Kapoor, Prasoon Joshi, Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar and others also reached the crematorium to bid adieu to the icon. The condolence meet in Lokhandwala lasted for over three hours. This morning, her condolence meet at Celebration Sports Club at Lokhandwala Complex was attended by fans from all across the country and Sridevi’s colleagues from the film industry. ‘Sridevi Amar Rahe’ was chanted through the streets as the truck made its way towards the crematorium.
— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 28, 2018
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd There was also a gun salute before the cremation. Her mortal remains were brought to the actor’s residence at Green Acres on Tuesday night. Related News
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— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 28, 2018
Later in the night, Boney Kapoor shared a letter on Sridevi’s Twitter handle. Her co-stars from the South Indian film industry also came to pay their last respects.