Film actor Sridevi, who died on Saturday in Dubai, will be cremated with full state honours in Mumbai today. Her mortal remains arrived at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, where her colleagues from film fraternity paid their last respects.A fully-dressed up Mumbai Police band arrived at the Celebration Sports Club today before Sridevi’s final journey. Catch live updates hereHer last journey will begin at 2 pm and the cremation will take place at 3.30pm in Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium.Also readWon’t leave Mumbai without seeing our idol: Sridevi fans queue up outside her residence since 6 amA huge number of fans also gathered to get a last glimpse of the actor who ruled millions of hearts. Sridevi’s fans were seen queuing up outside Celebrations Sports Club near her residence in Lokhandwala, where her body is kept for ‘darshan’ (public viewing).Also readSridevi to embark on her final journey as the nation bids goodbye to their queen of heartsLong queues of fans holding flowers in their hands and chanting prayers were seen as the body of the actor was brought to the venue at 9 am along with an entourage of family members.Nearly 200 policemen were present at the venue to keep the crowd in check.While the gates for the general public opened after 10 am, fans from across the country started queuing up to pay their last respects to the “Chandni” star since 6 in the morning.The body of Sridevi, whose sudden death triggered a frenzy of grief and disbelief, was flown back to Mumbai last night after the Dubai authorities determined that she had accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub.The family members, including her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, brought the body in a private jet after three days of uncertainty over her unexpected death on Saturday in Dubai.The 54-year-old Bollywood icon was in Dubai to attend a family wedding.In a statement, the family said the funeral will take place at 3.30 pm today.”The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery,” the statement said. (With PTI inputs)
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