Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s upcoming period drama ‘Padmavati’ has been the talk of the town ever since the film was announced. Earlier the ego clash between Ranveer and Shahid made it to the headlines and now the film is again under the scanner for a very heartbreaking reason.

Things took a tragic turn on the sets of Sanya Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus when a painter fell to his death. Reportedly, the deceased painter, Mukesh Dakia was in the midst of painting a tomb on the sets in Film City when the accident took place.

The tabloid further quoted DCP (Zone 12) Kiran Kumar Chavan, 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.”

Meanwhile, the CEO of Bhansali Productions, Shobha Sant, talking about the accident 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.” Padmavati’s Art Directors, Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty, were quoted by Mid-Day saying, “Padmavati’s sets are completely equipped with the best security measures. Despite that, no one could foresee such a rare and unfortunate occurrence.”

Deepika Padukone took to Twitter and condoled his death. She wrote:

shocked and saddened by the news…may his soul rest in peace and my most sincere condolences to his family…?

Padmavati is slated to release on November 17, 2017.