Sridevi Funeral LIVE Updates: The country bids one final adieu to the first female superstar of Bollywood!
By Madhusmita Lenka
Feb 28, 2018
Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.
People come and go! But the mark they leave remains forever! Sridevi was such a soul who will rule our hearts for a long time even after she`s gone. Bollywood’s first female superstar Sridevi, who mesmerized the Indian audience with films like Chandni, Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, Mr.India, and Sadma among others, passed away on February 24 in Dubai.
Mumbai was surprisingly grief-stricken but calm as Sridevi, Bollywood`s evergreen reigning queen, got ready for her last journey. Teary-eyed fans stood in a queue for the last glimpse of the actor carrying flowers and posters, whose sudden death shocked the country on Sunday. Sridevi lay in a transparent casket, draped in a gorgeous red and gold Kanjeevaram, garlanded with roses Inside the Celebration Sports Club complex. Sridevi`s mortal remains have been kept in a glass case with a picture of the actress in front of it and garlands all over. Her longtime BFF Rani Mukherjee stood next to the casket in her final moments.
The film fraternity turned out in strength too to say their farewells. The funeral of the actor will be held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West.
While Sanjay Kapoor is greeting the crowd with folded hands, Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor are standing by the body. Boney Kapoor and both the daughters look visibly shattered. The family is next to the late actor`s remains. A somber air fills the auditorium at Celebrations Club, Mumbai.
Padma Shri Sridevi is cremated with state honors. Arrangements have been made by the state government for the elaborate event. The late actor was honored with a gun salute.
Such was her aura & magic in films. She lay there, beautiful in a red saree, serene in death & totally at peace!