Veteran actor Sridevi’s body is yet to be released by the forensic department of Dubai Police and may be repatriated to India by 5:30pm IST, say reports.
Sridevi died late on Saturday reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.
The body could not be repatriated yesterday as the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready.
The remains would reportedly be brought back onboard a chartered aircraft.
Sridevi, a Padma Shri awardee, made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with Solva Sawan. But it was only after five years with Himmatwala that she attained commercial success.
Before her entry into Bollywood, the actor had been a known face in South Indian films.
She made her debut as a child artist in Tamil film Thunaivan in 1969.
She also worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films. Condolence messages have been pouring in on social media for the legendary actor from fans and celebrities.