The body of Bollywood actor Sridevi, whose sudden death triggered a frenzy of grief, disbelief and searching questions, was flown back to Mumbai on Tuesday after Dubai authorities determined that she had accidentally drowned in her hotel bathtub.
Family members, including her filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, brought her body in a private jet after three days of uncertainty over her unexpected death on Saturday in Dubai.
Earlier today, Dubai Public Prosecutor’s Office put an end to speculation about the cause of her death, saying she accidentally drowned in the bathtub following loss of consciousness, and that the “case was now closed”. It did not say what caused the 54-year-old superstar to lose consciousness.
The Embraer jet, owned by industrialist Anil Ambani, landed in Mumbai around 9.30 pm and the cremation is scheduled around 3.30 pm. Anil Ambani, wife Tina Ambani and Anil Kapoor were among those at the airport when the plane landed.
The mortal remains were then taken to the Lokhandwala house of the Kapoors where about a dozen police personnel and as many private security men were deployed for crowd management.