Boney Kapoor letter: Sridevi, my love, was axis around which our family ran

The funeral, marking the final journey of Sridevi, was one of the largest in Mumbai city in recent times

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Sridevi, whose last rites were performed on Wednesday, lived her life with “dignity”, her family said in a statement, while requesting the media to give the family the space to grieve her untimely death. | Today’s Paper

The Bollywood icon’s husband, film producer Boney Kapoor, also released a statement on Wednesday saying the loss was “inexplicable in words”. “To the world she was their Chandni …their Sridevi… but to me she was my love,” the filmmaker wrote in a post that he shared from his wife’s Twitter handle.

On the lines of the statement released by the family, Kapoor also urged media to respect the family’s need to grieve privately.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sridevi was cremated in Vile Parle crematorium with full state honours. Hundreds of thousands of people, including Bollywood celebrities, joined the film star’s family to bid adieu to the first lady superstar of India.

The last rites were performed by the actress’ daughters Janhvi and Khushi before the body was consigned to flames in the electric crematorium with husband Boney Kapoor standing by.

“The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon,” read the statement by the Kapoors, Ayyappan and Marwah families.

The funeral, marking the final journey of Sridevi, was one of the largest in Mumbai city in recent times.

Sridevi’s funeral, in terms of sheer numbers, is estimated to have attracted the highest number of people, ranking on par with the previous biggest funeral processions — of the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi and India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna.

Sridevi’s mortal remains were flown in a private jet to Mumbai from Dubai where she passed away on Saturday following an accidental drowning in a bathtub in her hotel room.

Maharashtra government accorded full state honours for the funeral of Padma Shri Sridevi — that included draping her body in the national tricolour, elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police and a gun salute before the cremation.

Here are the top 10 developments since the death of the legendary actor:
1. Boney’s emotional letter: Hours after Sridevi was cremated, Boney Kapoor shared a post from her Twitter account where he remembered her as the love of his life. “Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two daughters is a loss inexplicable in words… I am blessed to have the support and love of Arjun and Anshula, who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi. Together, as a family we have tried to face this unbearable loss,” he wrote.

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Sridevi funeral: Body released; Arjun Kapoor in Dubai; top 10 developments

Sridevi’s death case took a new twist on Monday as her autopsy report revealed that she died due to accidental drowning and not cardiac arrest

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Sridevi’s mortal remains are finally set to get embalmed after the Dubai Police on Tuesday handed over letters for the release of the Bollywood actor’s body to the Indian consulate and her family members. | Today’s Paper
Meanwhile, her stepson Arjun Kapoor landed in Dubai on Tuesday to help his father Boney Kapoor wrap up the formalities and take the body back to Mumbai. “Arjun has gone to Dubai this morning to be with his father at the hotel while the formalities are being wrapped up and to oversee the return journey,” said an official statement from the family in Mumbai.
Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri assured that the Indian embassy was trying hard to send Sridevi’s body to India at the earliest.
“Our embassy and consulate are working closely with local authorities to expedite the return of Sridevi’s mortal remains and also keeping Kapoor family apprised. It is our endeavour to send mortal remains of Sridevi to India at the earliest, ” Suri told ANI.
Sridevi’s death took a new twist on Monday as her autopsy report revealed that she died due to accidental drowning and not cardiac arrest as reported earlier. The autopsy report has also revealed that there were traces of alcohol in her blood.
Today, her body will be moved to the AL Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai once all the paperwork and investigation has been completed.
There have been conflicting reports on the questioning of Boney Kapoor. According to several media reports, Boney Kapoor was summoned by the Dubai police for questioning. However, Dubai-based Khaleej Times reported that Kapoor was not summoned by the police. Kapoor was questioned only at the time of the discovery of Sridevi’s body at the hotel room, the report further said.
Here are the top 10 developments since the death of the legendary actor:
1. Body proceeds for embalming: Dubai Police has handed over the letters for the release of Sridevi’s mortal remains to the Indian consulate and her family members, news agencies reported, citing information from the Khaleej Times. The body can now proceed for embalming.
2. Arjun Kapoor in Dubai: Sridevi’s family released a statement on Tuesday stating that the actor’s stepson had gone to Mumbai to be with his father at the hotel while the formalities were being wrapped up and to oversee the return journey.
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Sridevi funeral: Actor drowned; body still in Dubai; top 10 developments

Sridevi’s death case took a new twist on Monday as her autopsy report revealed that she died due to accidental drowning and not cardiac arrest

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Veteran actor Sridevi’s mortal remains are still in Dubai, pending paperwork. After receiving the Autopsy report, the Dubai police has started examining the circumstances of the actor’s death. According to media reports, police are trying to recreate the sequence of events leading up to her death and have questioned those accompanying her, including her husband. | Today’s Paper

Meanwhile, Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri assured that the Indian embassy was trying hard to send Sridevi’s body to India at the earliest.

“Our embassy and consulate are working closely with local authorities to expedite the return of Sridevi’s mortal remains and also keeping Kapoor family apprised. It is our endeavour to send mortal remains of Sridevi to India at the earliest, ” Suri told ANI.
Sridevi’s death took a new twist on Monday as her autopsy report revealed that she died due to accidental drowning and not cardiac arrest as reported earlier. The autopsy report has also revealed that there were traces of alcohol in her blood.

Today, her body will be moved to the AL Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai once all the paperwork and investigation has been completed.
There have been conflicting reports on the questioning of Boney Kapoor. According to several media reports, Boney Kapoor was summoned by the Dubai police for questioning. However, Dubai-based Khaleej Times reported that Kapoor was not summoned by the police. Kapoor was questioned only at the time of the discovery of Sridevi’s body at the hotel room, the report further said.

Also Read : Sridevi’s body to be brought back from Dubai in Anil Ambani’s aircraft

Here are the top 10 developments since the death of the legendary actor:
1. Police record Boney Kapoor’s statement: Police recorded the statement of Sridevi’s husband and noted film producer Boney kapoor, the Gulf News reported on late Monday night.

According to media reports, Kapoor was summoned by the Dubai police to Bur Dubai police station for investigation.

However, a Khaleej Times report denies that Kapoor was summoned by the Dubai police. The report says the police had a conversation with Kapoor when Sridevi’s body was discovered at the hotel room on the night of death. Citing sources in the Dubai police, the report further says that Kapoor was not called by the police for any further interrogation.

2. Sridevi’s body remains in Dubai: Sridevi’s body was expected to reach India on Monday but it did’t, pending paperwork. ” Our experience in similar cases tells us that it does take 2-3 days to complete processes,” India’s Ambassador to UAE, Navdeep Suri said. He further said that the Indian embassy was trying hard to send her mortal remains to India at the earliest.

Dubai police sources, told the Times of India that clearance for the body to be taken to India would be given only after questioning has been completed on Tuesday.

3. Autopsy report: The forensic report by UAE’s health ministry on Monday revealed that the cause of the actress’ death was ‘accidental drowning’. According to UAE’s Gulf News, Sridevi was under the influence of alcohol in her hotel room when she lost her balance, fell into the bathtub and drowned. She was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai.

4. Celebs at Anil Kapoor’s house: Bollywoood celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, were spotted outside Anil Kapoors residence. South Indian superstars Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth were also among the visitors at Anil Kapoor’s residence.

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