Sridevi's cremation: Superstars, filmmakers, associates & millions of fans bid adieu
Sridevi passed away on 24 February due to accidental drowning after losing consciousness in her hotel room’s bathtub. She was 54. Her body was brought to India on Tuesday after a long wait of three days.
The mortal remains of Sridevi arrived after all the formal and legal verification by authorities in Dubai. A huge crowd of fans gathered outside the house of Sridevi and the place where here condolence meet was held. Lakhs of people turned up on roads, fans from south came for a last visit.
A tall open truck specially decorated with flowers & a massive portrait of Sridevi carried her body. Sridevi was dressed in her favourite red and golden Kanjeevaram saree for the last journey. Her husband Boney, daughters Janhvi and Khushi along with other family members paid last respects. Maharashtra government accorded full state honours for the funeral of Sridevi -- who was conferred a Padma Shri in 2013, which included draping her body in the Tricolour, elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police and a gun salute before the cremation.
Who's who of film industry attended the leganedary actress' funeral
While B-town celebs right from morning started pouring in to have a last glimpse of the superstar outside Sridevi's residence. Later everyone left along with Sridevi's body for cremation at Pawan Hans, Vile Parle. Many bollywood celeb like Shah Rukh Khan, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Shakti Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rohit Shetty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Sudhir Mishra, Vidya Balan husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta, Rani Mukerji, Dia Mirza husband Sahil Sangha, Sonam Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor brother Rajiv Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani wife Nin Dusanj, Arjun Rampal, Suniel Shetty, Fardeen Khan, Ishaan Khattar, Rajesh Khattar, Vandana Sajnani, Prasoon Joshi, J. P. Dutta, Ramesh Sippy, Saroj Khan, Shabana Azmi, Sophie Choudry and Mika Singh were seen outside the crematorium. Check out her cremation pictures here:
Mika Singh, Meet Bros. also arrived to pay their tribute to the legend.
(WIth inputs from Rachana Sheth)
Saroj Khan, Shabana Azmi and Sophie Choudry offered condolences.
CBFC head Prasoon Joshi, film producer J. P. Dutta, director Ramesh Sippy arrived to pay their tribute to Sridevi
Ishaan Khattar, cos-star of Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor in the upcoming film DHADAK, was clicked by paparazzi. Whil his father Rajesh Khattar was also spotted with his current wife Vandana Sajnani
Aftab Shivdasani arrived with his wife Nin Dusanj. Arjun Rampal, Suniel Shetty and Fardeen Khan were there to pay last respects
Randhir Kapoor, brother Rajiv Kapoor also spotted to pay last respect to late actress Sridevi.
Sonam Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor were seen walking towards the cremation.
Vidya Balan spotted with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur. While Lara Dutta, Rani Mukerji, Katrina Kaif, Dia Mirza with husband Sahil Sangha also turned up to pay final tributes to Sridevi.
Filmmakers Rohit Shetty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and Sudhir Mishra visited the crematorium to pay their tribute to the legend.
Sridevi's co-actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Shakti Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor who have worked along with her in several films, arrived to pay their last respect. Shah Rukh Khan featured with Sridevi in ARMY. Jeetendra worked with her in almost 18 films like SARFAROSH, JUSTICE CHAUDHURY, BALIDAAN, TOHFA, MAJAAL etc. Amitabh Bachchan also worked with her in KHUDA GAWAH, AAKHREE RAASTA, ENGLISH VINGLISH, INQUILAAB, etc. Shakti Kapoor and Sridevi have worked in WAQT KI AWAZ, SULTANAT while Rishi Kapoor had worked with her in NAGINA, GURUDEV, CHANDNI, BANJARAN, among several others.