Fans have to wait a bit longer; the funeral of Sridevi is likely to be delayed and will not take place as planned at 11 A.M IST. on Monday, February 26, 2018. According to a report in the Khaleej Times quoting Indian consulate officials, the process of immigration and embalming would be completed in the next 3 to 4 hours after receiving police clearance.

UAE have very exhaustive procedures for foreigners who die in the country. This includes autopsy and a thorough police investigation to rule out any foul play or unnatural cause of death. Officials have confirmed that the actress body could reach Mumbai by 03.30 PM IST.

Businessman Anil Ambani has sent one of his aircraft to Dubai to bring back Sridevi's body to India.

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Bollywood pays homage

Bollywood pays homage to the first female superstar as an outpouring of grief from the high and the low. Tamil superstar Rajnikant and wife Latha has arrived in Mumbai to offer their respects. Brother-in-law, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and the rest of the Kapoor clan have returned to Mumbai to make arrangements for the funeral.

Disbelief and seething rage

Amitabh Bachchan, with whom the actress had given numerous hit was speechless.

Amitabh had tweeted at 1 PM on the night that he was feeling very uneasy and had a foreboding of something bad is going to happen. Little did he know that he was right and soon the news hit Bollywood and had spread across the nation. Disbelief was the first reaction and anger because in the past a number of rumors pertaining to the death of well-known actors had hit the social media.

However this time the news was true.

A pall of gloom settles over both Bollywood, Tollywood and perhaps over the whole nation as the news of Sridevi’s demise came to a nation just waking up.

As people started to get more details of her death, it was received with disbelief followed by a feeling of defeat against the eventuality of fate.

Details of final moments emerge

Some details of the final moments of the actress life are emerging. It has been reported that the actress was found unconscious by her husband, Boney Kapoor. Boney had left Dubai for Mumbai and had returned to Dubai to surprise his wife. He woke Sri at 05.30 PM before asking her to dinner. The 54-year star went to the washroom to get ready.

When she did not come for some time, her husband went to investigate and after getting no response from her, broke open the door to find her motionless in the bathtub.

Boney tried to revive her for 15 minutes before he called his relatives. The police were informed at 09.00 PM.

According to Dubai Police, Sri had remained in her room for two days and was not seen by anyone. The police have sealed the two floors of the hotel until the investigations are not complete. According to a close family friend, Sri never suffered from any heart ailment.

A result of lipo surgery?

Sri was very figure conscious and is said to have got more than 29 surgeries done in the US in the quest for remaining slim. Unconfirmed reports say that the last surgery had precipitated a number of complications and the actress was put on diet pills.

Of unfinished dreams

Sridevi was keenly waiting for the Bollywood debut of her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor. It was a wish which remains unfulfilled. She also had announced a collaboration with Gauri Shinde four months ago on Instagram, something which will never happen now. Gauri and Sridevi had collaborated in the much acclaimed “English, Vinglish” earlier.

Condolences on Twitter:

Her fans, celebrities, politicians and even the President of India Ram Natch Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted their condolences.

"Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi.

She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM", tweeted Modi.