Sridevi’s body to be brought back in Anil Ambani’s aircraft, funeral likely to take place on Monday
In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor’s mortal remains to India on Sunday, sources said.
The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30pm on Sunday.
“It is expected to return with the body and the immediate bereaved family members late tonight,” the sources added.
The funeral is likely to take place on Monday, although there is no word from the family on this so far.
Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai late Saturday night, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom with her fans and admirers expressing shock and disbelief.
The actor breathed her last on Saturday night at around 11pm following a fatal cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but was pronounced dead on admission.
Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actor Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.
The actor is remembered for her performances in some of the most iconic Bollywood films like “Mr. India”, “Nagina”, “Sadma”, “ChalBaaz”, “Chandni”, “Khuda Gawah”, among many others in different Indian languages.
The Padma Shri recipient, who made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with “English Vinglish” after a long break of 15 years, was last seen in “Mom” in 2017.