Tragic incident: Painter dies on Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ set

Tragedy struck on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ set.  A painter named Mukesh Dakia died on the movie set while he was climbing down for the lunch break. The incident took place in Film City in suburban Goregoan when he fell off the scaffolding.

"What took place was extremely unfortunate and completely unforeseen. We are making every effort to facilitate everything with the authorities (police). Our support and prayers are with the family of the deceased," said Shobha Sant, CEO, Bhansali Productions.

The vivtim, a resident of Moracha Pada in Aarey Colony, was rushed to the Kokilaben Hospital, but on arrival he was declared dead yesterday.

"The sets of Padmavati are completely equipped with the best security measures, this includes workers wearing belts, helmets and harness, despite all of this, no one could foresee such a rare occurrence and unfortunate accident," Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty, the Art Directors of the film said.

A senior police official of the Aarey Police Station said that a case has been registered in this regard and investigation is underway.

The lead actress of ‘Padmavati’ Deepika Padukone expressed grief over the demise of the painter.

"Shocked and saddened by the news...May his soul rest in peace and my most sincere condolences to his family..," Deepika tweeted.

‘Padmavati’ which stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor is slated to release in November next year.