State honours for Bollywood icon Sridevi

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PV Entertainment Desk : The embalmed body of Bollywood superstar Sridevi is being taken to the Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai’s Ville Parle, reports NDTV.

The mortal remains were wrapped in India’s national flag and placed in a glass casket. At the Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai, thousands of fans and top actors paid their last respects to the Bollywood icon.

The vehicle has big portraits of the superstar on the front and side while the actress lies in a bridal wear, as visible in pictures and videos uploaded by Indian news websites.

She will be cremated with state honours in the afternoon.

Sridevi, 54, died in a hotel room in Dubai on Saturday. A forensic report said she accidentally drowned in a bathtub after falling unconscious. After investigations, the actor’s body was released by the Dubai authorities on Tuesday and was flown to Mumbai by private jet.

On Wednesday morning, Sridevi’s body was brought to the Celebration Sports Club, where people who had come from other states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu lined up to say goodbye to their favourite star, who ruled Bollywood and southern cinema over a five-decade-long career.