An unrfortunate tragedy took place at the sets of Padmavati on Christmas day as a 34-year-old painter named Mukesh Dakia fell to his death while working on the final touch ups on the tip of a tomb. Mukesh, who was busy painting on the sets fell from a height of five feet and suffered severe head injuries. He was immediately rushed to the Kokilaben hospital and was declared dead on arrival.
Deepika Padukone took to Twitter and said that she is shocked and saddened by the news of Mukesh Dakia's death, "Shocked and saddened by the news... May his soul rest in peace and my most sincere condolences to his family..."
Also, Shobha Sant, CEO of Bhansali Productions released a statement saying, "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."
As per a report, the police have filed an accidental death report (ADR) against the film-makers and are probing if there was a negligence of safety from their part. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kiran Kumar Chavan was quoted as saying, "We have filed an accidental death report (ADR) and are probing the matter - how he fell from that height. If any safety negligence is found, we will deal with it strictly."