Sridevi Kapoor: India fans gather to pay tribute to Bollywood star



Sridevi Kapoor: India fans gather to pay tribute to Bollywood star

Fans have gathered in the western Indian city of Mumbai to pay their respects to Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor, who died in Dubai on Saturday.Her body which was flown back to India on Tuesday, is currently at the Celebration Sports Club near her home to accommodate the crowds.The funeral will be held later on Tuesday.The actress, 54, died “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness”, police said. She was found in a hotel bathtub.Sridevi obituary: From Bollywood actress to Indian icon
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Large numbers of police have been deployed outside the star’s house, on the procession route and outside the Vile Parle Seva Samaj crematorium where the body will be taken. Thousands of fans are expected to turn out for the funeral.It had earlier been reported that Sridevi died of cardiac arrest while at a family wedding in Dubai.
People are gathering outside Sridevi’s Mumbai residence

The star of such classics as Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma, Sridevi worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages.Her acting career began at the age of four and by 13 she was cast in the adult role of a woman avenging her lover’s death.Sridevi debuted as a lead actress in a Bollywood film in 1978, soon becoming one of India’s biggest film stars.She decided to take a break from the film industry after the release of Judaai in 1997. She made a comeback in 2012, starring in English Vinglish.In 2013, the Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri – the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour.