On December 25, Mahesh who was working as a painter on the sets of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati met with a tragic accident. Despite working under safety measures, he fell from a height of 5 feet on his back while he was doing the final touches on the tomb and was declared dead even before reaching the hospital. While everyone associated with the film is obviously very heartbroken. A source close to Team Padmavati further reveals how Bhansali productions has also extended a support of Rs 23 lakhs to late Mahesh’s family. Yes..
Confirms the source, “The unit is shaken by the unforeseen incident. In fact , the team of Bhansali Productions proactively reached out to the deceased painter’s family and compensated them to the tune of 23 lakhs. The production house gave the painter’s family, namely his mother, brother, wife and mother-in-law financial aid , as support during this challenging phase in their life. This took place in the presence of members of the Film Studios Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union and the late painter’s family. The union agreed that it was a generous compensation and thanked the production house for it. Sanjay sir believes that the loss of life cannot be ever compensated but the concern over the family’s future has at least been addressed.”
In addition to this, Ashok Dubey (Advisor at Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union) too added, “When Sanjay Leela Bhansali heard about the unfortunate incident on the set of Padmavati, he issued a cheque of Rs 20,80,000 from his production house ‘Bhansali Productions’ for the family of the deceased and a cheque of Rs 2,20,000 issued as wages of the workers on that particular day. So we have received Rs 23 lakhs in total from Bhansali Productions.”
Directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati stars an ensemble to the likes of Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Keep watching this space for more updates on this story.