A tragic incident occurred on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ that led to the death of a labourer named Mukesh Dakia.
“Mukesh Dakia, a resident of Moracha Pada in Aarey Colony, fell on his back from a height of 5 feet. He sustained severe head injuries,” said a police official, according to reports. He was declared dead on arrival at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The police are investigating the matter and have registered a case of accidental death.
Deepika Padukone who plays the titular role of Rani Padmavati in the movie has mourned over the death and expressed her sorrow on her social media page.
shocked and saddened by the news…may his soul rest in peace and my most sincere condolences to his family…?
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) December 25, 2016
Meanwhile, Shobha Sant, CEO, Bhansali Productions is reported to have said, “What took place was extremely unfortunate and completely unforseen. We are making every effort to help the authorities. Our support and prayers are with deceased’s family in this time of grief.”
The film’s art director assured everyone that proper safety precautions were taken on the film’s sets and that no one could have foreseen “such a rare and unfortunate occurrence.”
Padmavati is slated to release on November 17, 2017.