Indian cinema lost its smile as legendary actress Sridevi passed away late Saturday in Dubai after a massive cardiac arrest. The death news was confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. The 54-year-old actress fainted spell in the bathroom of her room in Dubai's Emirates Tower hotel at around 11.30 pm (local time). She was rushed to Rashid Hospital but unfortunately was declared dead.
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Sridevi's mortal remains were then given to the forensic department. According to sources in the consulate, forensic and lab reports are still awaited following which the process of repatriation will begin. Indian embassy officials in Dubai are working closely with the local authorities to complete the procedure.
Meanwhile, huge crowd has gathered outside Sridevi's residence in Mumbai's Andheri. Two police vans have been stationed and the security, too, has been beefed up to avoid any mishappening. A private jet has departed from Mumbai to bring Sridevi's mortal remains. Her last rites will take place at 12 noon tomorrow at Santa Cruz.