MUMBAI MIRROR (April 28, 2017)

Randhir Kapoor is first to arrive at Worli crematorium where late actor Vinod Khanna's body was expected at 5:30pm.

After paying his condolences, he meets the late actor’s sons, Rahul and Sakshi, before sitting in the lawn under a peepal tree.

He looks pensive as a pandit starts performing the last rites. His brother, Rishi Kapoor, joins him, as do filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and actress Dia Mirza.

Akshaye Khanna arrives around 5:45pm and joins his brothers inside.

A posse of 100 cops has been manning the entrance since 3pm, confused about whom to allow in and whom to barricade as the crowd swells.

Fans, some dressed like the late actor, try to push their way in. They are stopped from entering so they start playing his songs near the gate.

Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan enter and a large group follows them in. The pyre is lit by the veteran actor’s youngest son, Sakshi, at 6:20pm.

Within 10 minutes the teary-eyed Bachchans and Kapoors leave together.

They are followed by Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, Arjun Rampal, Danny Denzongpa, Kabir Bedi, Ajit and Puneet Issar.

At 7:00pm, Vinod Khanna's first wife, Gitanjali, leaves with sons Rahul and Akshaye.

The pyre burns and the chants continue. Sakshi remains by mother Kavita's side, along with uncle Pramod Khanna and cousin Akhil Kapoor.