Iconic actress Sridevi’s family have issued a statement after she was cremated with state honours in Mumbai on Wednesday. “The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon. She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. Her talent was undeniable, her beauty unmatched and her ability to connect with the audience was legendary. Sri had the same connection with her family as well,” read an excerpt from the statement, posted on social media by Sridevi’s brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, his children Sonam, Rhea, Harshvradhan and other family members. The statement also made a plea on behalf of Sridevi’s young daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 28, 2018
Husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Khushi and Janhvi were spotted by her side before the cortege began. Her body was draped in a Tricolour and she would be cremated with state honours at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium. Fans were seen breaking down as their golden girl started her last journey.
Celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and others attended the funeral. Before the last rites, a multitude of stars bid Sridevi a final farewell at a club in Lokhandwala. The mourners included Chiranjeevi, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Vivek and Suresh Oberoi, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Himesh Reshammiya, Malaika Arora, Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha, Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Tisca Chopra, Sajid Khan, John Abraham and Sanjay Leela Bhansali arrive to pay respects.
Thousands of fans, holding flowers and photos, also lined up for a last glimpse of Sridevi. Some had travelled to Mumbai from Chennai and Karnataka.