Thousands of fans say farewell to Sridevi

Thousands of fans have gathered outside a cemetery in the Indian city of Mumbai as the last rites for Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor, who died in Dubai on Saturday, get under way.

Earlier, fans clutching roses queued outside the Celebration Sports Club in the city to bid farewell to the star.

The specially decorated truck carrying her body took hours to travel the 7km (4.3 miles) to the cemetery.

The actress is being cremated with full state honours.

Her body was flown back to India on Tuesday night.

Sridevi, 54, died “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness”, police said. She was found in her hotel bathtub.