Mumbai: Large number of fans jostled for a glimpse of their favorite actor as the ambulance carrying the mortal remains of Bollywood icon Sridevi entered her residence in suburban Andheri.
Both sides of the road leading to Sridevi’s ‘Green Acres’ residence in Lokhandwala were crowded with her fans, with some even climbing the trees to have a clear view.
The ambulance, escorted by three police vehicles, brought the body home from the airport at around 10:30 PM soon after it arrived from Dubai where she died three days ago at the age of 54.
The Dubai Public Prosecutor’s Office put an end to speculation about the cause of her death, saying she accidentally drowned in the bathtub following loss of consciousness, and that the “case was now closed”.
Family members, including her filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, brought her body in a private plane from Dubai.
Boney’s brother Anil Kapoor along with his son Harshvardhan had gone to the airport to bring home the actor’s mortal remains.
Police personnel and private security guards deployed at the residence had a tough time in controlling the crowds when the ambulance carrying Sridevi’s body drove into the house.
Before the body arrived, a few Hindu priests and doctors entered the residence of the Kapoors.
The last rites will be performed today at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium at 3.30 PM.
The scene outside the building was chaotic with some fans also trying to click pictures using their mobile phones.
Two police vans were stationed outside her house to control the fans who came in large numbers to get a glimpse of their favourite star.
Around 100 policemen were deployed near the building tonight and around 250 cops will be deployed tomorrow at the house where her body will be kept for paying final tribute to the departed soul, said a police official.
Actor Sridevi passed away late Saturday night at a hotel room in Dubai where she, along with the entire Kapoor clan and a host of Bollywood celebrities, had gone for the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.