Bollywood veteran actress Sridevi passed away on Saturday night due to massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. The news has been confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.
The 54-year old actress was in Dubai to attend a wedding ceremony in UAE with family.
In talks with IndianExpress, Sanjay said, “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet’’.
According to the media reports, her mortal remains will be brought to India on Sunday evening and she will be cremated in Mumbai.
According to an Airports Authority of India source, a private jet is being flown to Dubai to carry the late actor's mortal remains.The aircraft which will bring Sridevi's body is likely to depart from Mumbai around 1 pm and will arrive in Dubai at 4 pm.
It is expected to reach Mumbai around 8 pm.
The air outside Sridevi's residence is heavy with grief as fans of the veteran actor continue to queue up to catch one last glimpse of their 'Chandni'.
The Padma Shri actress has been known for her films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. She began her career as a child artist and became one of the most popular actresses of all time.
Some of her blockbusters include Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Nagina and many more. She was reintroduced in Bollywood with English Vinglish released in 2013.
Her last appearance was in 2017 film MOM featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal role. Her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor will debut her Bollywood career this year with Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khattar.
Never known anyone who was so painfully shy, so quiet off screen, who just transformed into a force of nature when the cameras came on. She was an interviewer’s nightmare, but the movie-buff’s dream. You will be missed, Sridevi. Thank you for the movies.— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) February 24, 2018
I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.🙏 pic.twitter.com/VEIveFY4tw— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 24, 2018
Terrible terrible news.... Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More ... 🙏🏽 RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 24, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon...— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
#Sridevi ma’am just gone from this world like poof..Just can’t come to terms with it!!! Such a powerhouse of talent and such a huge loss for all of us. May she rest in peace ... really sad— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) February 24, 2018