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Thousands Gather To Bid Farewell To ‘Chandni’ Sridevi, Cremated With State Honours

Picture Courtesy : Al Jazeera
Picture Courtesy : Al Jazeera

Thousands of people , including several Bollywood stars came out in full force to mourn  the death of versatile actor Sridevi . People  lined up on both side of the streets in Mumbai  as Sridevi’s cortege as it made its way from the Celebrations Sports Club to Vile Parle crematorium.

Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Jahnvi Kapoor were on the truck that took Sridevi’s mortal remains to the crematorium. The family was grief stricken and battled tears.

Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor performed the last rites, while their daughters stood by his side. According to reports, Sridevi’s funeral procession was one of the largest recorded in Mumbai.

The actress was taken in a hearse covered in white flowers. The superstar was also given a gun salute at the club where her body was kept for her fans to pay their last respect.

Outside the Vile Parle crematorium a sea of her fans have gathered to see her for the last time. The police had to resort to lathi charge to control the huge crowd.

Her mortal remains lay here in a glass casket as she looked “beautiful in a red sari”, said veteran actor-politician Hema Malini who also paid her last respects to the late diva, reports IANS.

“Paid my last respects to Sridevi. The entire industry was there grieving, some on the verge of breakdown. Such was her aura and magic in films. She lay there, beautiful in a red sari, serene in death and totally at peace,” Hema tweete.d

“Arrangements were so well made that the whole atmosphere was tranquil, everything was smooth and executed with finesse – befitting the departed soul. Goodbye dear friend,” she added.

It may be recalled that the mortal remains of Sridevi arrived from Dubai on Tuesday night and was taken to her residence in Green Acres where many well-wishers paid their last respects to the diva.

 

Bollywood stars came out in large numbers to pay their last respects before her cremation. Those include : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Kajol, Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Anil Ambani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Karishma Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Hema Malini, , Esha Deol, Tanuja, Vidya Balan, Aditya Roy Kapoor among many others.

At the cremation one saw Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi, Prasoon Joshi, Arjun Rampal , Sonam Kapoor.

It was perfect fitting farewell to the one and only ‘Chandni’ of Bollywood Sridevi.

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