The mortal remains of the veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi are expected to reach India on Tuesday, as the family has received her body from the authorities.
The process of embalming will begin soon and is expected to take a few hours. The probe launched by Dubai’s prosecution department has been closed.
The body was to be repatriated on Monday but there was a delay in submission of post mortem and toxicology reports. Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun Kapoor has joined his father in Dubai and will oversee the return to India. Sridevi’s funeral is expected to take place in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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Update: Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming.
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“Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed,” Dubai Media Centre tweeted.
“Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of the body of the Indian actress Sridevi to her family following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death,” it added.
The estimated time of departure from Dubai is 6.30pm IST as per filed flight plan. The family will return with Sridevi’s body on a chartered plane that was sent by the industrialist Anil Ambani. Her funeral is expected on Wednesday in Mumbai at Pawan Hans in the city.
Sridevi, Boney Kapoor and their younger daughter Khushi had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding. Boney Kapoor returned to Mumbai with their daughter after the wedding on February 20, while Sridevi stayed back.
Boney Kapoor returned to Dubai on Saturday to surprise his wife, reports said. The couple was to go out for dinner, but Sridevi collapsed in the bathroom while getting ready.
Sridevi’s career spanned five decades – she started working in movies at age 4. By the time she was 13, she was playing lead roles. She acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies before scripting a soaring career in Bollywood. A 15-year break from movies followed her marriage to Boney Kapoor.