Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi has passed away in Dubai where she had gone to attend Mohit Marwah's wedding. She was 54. Sridevi's brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news. The actress who was with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of her death suffered a cardiac arrest late on Saturday night. Officials in Dubai said that her autopsy has been completed and the mortal remains will be brought to Mumbai today, as the family awaits the report. Sridevi's body will be kept at Versova's Bhagya bungalow from 9 am-11:30 am for visitors to pay their tribute. Bollywood mourns Sridevi's death. Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor are back from Dubai. Other Bollywood celebrities have started gathering at Anil's residence.
Late #Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow. We'll update you on further info as & when it’s available to us. Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this & we urge you to please not call the family for info on the same: Boney Kapoor's Spox— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi & the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of #Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief: Boney Kapoor's Spokesperson— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
Remembering Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor told Hindustan Times: '' We will miss her, no female star has achieved such glories.''
Film Director & Producer, Anurag Basu said, ''It's really shocking. For the longest time in the morning I thought it's a rumor. She had groomed her daughter & made her what she is today, it will be sad that she will not be able to watch her on screen. Life is unpredictable.''
It's really shocking. For the longest time in the morning I thought it's a rumor. She had groomed her daughter & made her what she is today, it will be sad that she will not be able to watch her on screen. Life is unpredictable: Anurag Basu, Film Director & Producer on #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/cnSSuNqICO— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
Mourning her death, actor Vivek Oberoi said, ''It's a big loss not only for all film industries of India but also for the nation. She was a legend of the film fraternity. As an actor I think my journey is incomplete because I didn't get to do a film with her. Her name, her work will live on forever.''
It's a big loss not only for all film industries of India but also for the nation. She was a legend of the film fraternity. As an actor I think my journey is incomplete because I didn't get to do a film with her. Her name, her work will live on forever: Vivek Oberoi on #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/uCiLwgUkAZ— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
''It feels like a bad dream. I couldn't believe until I saw it on TV.We worked together in several movies.#Sridevi was a wonderful actress&mother. It was her dream to see her daughters rule silver screen just like her, but Jhanvi couldn't meet her mother in her last time'', said veteran actress Jaya Prada.
It feels like a bad dream. I couldn't believe until I saw it on TV.We worked together in several movies.#Sridevi was a wonderful actress&mother. It was her dream to see her daughters rule silver screen just like her, but Jhanvi couldn't meet her mother in her last time:Jaya Prada pic.twitter.com/pwUkrP0uVA— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
It's shocking. No one had thought that this would happen. She had just returned to films. As an actor she could carry films on her shoulders. She was a pan-Indian actress & an icon of our industry. My heart goes out to her family: Sudhir Mishra, Film Director on #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/I7jgpQuSRG— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2018
Sridevi's stepson Arjun Kapoor has reached Anil Kapoor's home in Mumbai along with other Bollywood celebs.
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 back to India 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. However, Anil Ambani has offered to fly back the kith and kins of Bollywood legend's back to India on his private jet from Dubai.
It is being said that the medical certificate has not been issued by the hospital in Dubai.
A huge crowd has gathered outside the residence of Sridevi in Andheri who has passed away due to cardiac arrest.
'We are shocked and still cannot believe the news of her death. Very saddened and pained about her demise. Her acting skills were remarkable', fans cry in unison
Amitabh Bachchan's cryptic tweet an hour before has sent social media into a tizzy, it seems he had some kind of a bad feeling an hour before Sridevi's demise.
T 2625 - न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018
Bollywood celebrities are tweeting their condolences:
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
I loved her, admired her so much. My 1st ever acting shot was with Sri Devi, I was nervous in front of her n I remember her shaking her hands pretending 2b nervous cause of me just 2 boost my confidence. V had 2 laugh,n she kept laughing until I got it right. Will miss you mam pic.twitter.com/OYXfurcIFx— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) February 25, 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," tweeted singer Adnan Sami.
If latest reports are to be believed, the veteran actress fell on the bathroom floor of her room and her chest started paining. She was then admitted to Rashid hospital.
Sridevi has been popularly hailed as one of the finest actresses of Indian cinema. She was critically acclaimed for her phenomenal work in movies like Sadma, Chaalbaaz, Mr. India among many. Just like the entire nation, the news of sudden death of the veteran actress has shocked the industry.
Sridevi who made her Bollywood debut with Solva Sawan in 1978, was last seen on the big screen in revenge-drama Mom, co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film - "Zero" - which releases in December.
A versatile actress, Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada cinema.