The family had requested that all media leave their cameras outside while viewing her body, but photographs emerged on news sites showing Sridevi's body dressed in a vibrant magenta and gold sari with a heavy gold necklace and a large red bindi marking. "Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming", the Consulate General of India tweeted.
The Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri - the fourth highest civilian honour - in 2013.
The actress is survived by her husband, Boney Kapoor, and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.
Her starring role in the 1987 adventure film, Mr India, earned her superstar status in South Asia. The last few days have been extremely trying for Sridevi's family and to compound it, there was then unnatural and even at times, insensitive media coverage. "Sri had the same connect with her family as well", says the post shared by Sonam, Rhea and Anil Kapoor.
Some mourners carried photos of the screen star, while others held flowers as they waited to pay their last respects at a condolence service.
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Mumbai: The Vile Parle crematorium was shut for three days for commoners in order to prepare for the late actor Sridevi's funeral. The superstar was also given a gun salute at the club where her body was kept for her fans to pay their last respect.
She featured in nearly 300 films throughout her career and in 2012 returned to the craft in Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish after a 15-year hiatus.
Initial reports attributed the death to a cardiac arrest, but forensics revealed that it had happened due to 'accidental drowning'. He was/is also the father of his two young daughters who have lost their mother too soon in life.
"I'm an avid Sridevi fan".
Despite a life spent entirely in the movie business, Sridevi was quiet and shy on film sets until she faced the camera, colleagues recalled, with several saying she would "transform" into the character she was playing. She made a comeback in 2012, starring in English Vinglish.