If you remember the accident on the sets of Padmavati occurring on 25th of December 2016, a painter called Mahesh was killed in 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 the makers of the film (Bhansali productions) have also extended a support of Rs 23 lakhs to late Mahesh’s family.
The entire unit was 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. As per reports, Sanjay Leela Bhansali believes that the loss of life cannot be ever compensated but the concern over the family’s future has at least been addressed.
Also, Ashok Dubey who is the Advisor at Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union expressed the apology while compensating the 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.” The flm Padmavati is directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati and it has Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.