As the funeral preparations of the first female superstar of Bollywood are in full swing, there are reports that her funeral could be delayed. Her body is now expected to arrive by evening.

Sridevi career spanned almost 50 years, and she has asked in most South Indian languages besides Hindi. The actress suffered a cardiac arrest in a Dubai hotel on February 24.

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Body to be flown back today

According to Khaleej Times, the formalities in Dubai will be completed by 3.30 PM and subsequently the process to bring the actress mortal remains will start.

According to sources, Saurabh Malhotra, a relative of the Kapoor family has been asked by officials to come at 03.30 PM.

It is a standard procedure followed by Dubai police if a foreign national dies in a hospital. A case is registered, and an investigation ensues which includes a forensic examination in a morgue at Al Qusais. The body is then handed over to police who issues a death certificate. Indian consulate will cancel Sridevi's passport after receiving autopsy report.

Millions of fans waiting

The nation remained glued to the TV sets as they tried to get the latest news.

The funeral which in all probability could happen in the evening will be telecast live by most news channels including NDTV and Aaj Tak.

Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, and their daughter Khushi Kapoor were in high spirits since last week and were celebrating the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.

Boney had returned to Mumbai but later decided to surprise his wife.

According to CNN-News 18 report, the Dubai Police has categorically ruled out any foul play in the actress death. It will take another three hours before all formalities end which includes giving a NOC and a local police visa for the repatriation of the body.