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Risking for a stunt on the sets of Padmavati, Deepika Padukone admitted to hospital with serious burn injuries

28, Jan 2017 By manithan

Chittorgarh: The entire Bollywood has been pushed to sorrow with the news of Deepika Padukone’s serious injury while risking for a stunt during the final shoot of the movie, Padmavati.

Ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest project Padmavati is about the romantic relationship between Allaudin Khilji and Padmavati, a Rajput queen. Bhansali chose Ranveer Singh and the pretty Deepika Padukone for Khilji and Padmavati roles respectively. Shooting was happening in rapid pace and the director is reported to have shot most of the portions of the film. It was while shooting the climax portion of the movie, this tragedy seemed to have struck.

Two injured stars of the movie. Both were playing their own stunts.
Two injured stars of the movie. Both were playing their own stunts.

With uncontrollable tears, a person from the film unit said, “We had planned to shoot the final scene of the movie where Deepika madam playing the role of Padmavati is supposed to stand inside the fort and cry some dialogues and then jump into the fire. Director has already called in for a woman stunt master who had arrived wearing the necessary fire-resistant dress over Padmavati’s dress. But Deepika madam was adamant saying that she would not do with a double for this scene. She pressed the director to let her do the scene herself.”

“As a stunt master, I advised her not to play with fire. But she said that she had went though thousands of bullets in the recent XXX movie and that she had performed that stunt without a body double. Though she was dressed in fire-resistant suit, Deepika madam was not perfectly trained to jump off the fire after entering it. We thought that she walked the risk and came out. But after taking few steps, she fainted and her whole body caught fire. The fire resistant suit had fallen down in the fire and Padmavati costume had caught fire which had burnt her thigh and back. She is also said to have inhaled a lot of smoke which had knocked her unconscious. We took her to a nearby hospital and the doctors have no hope for her survival”, revealed the woman stunt master, who supposed to play the body double of Deepika Padukone.

Co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter, asking for their fans to pray for the recovery of Deepika Padukone. A nervous Bhansali spoke to media, stating that he wants to curse Padmavati for choosing fire and that because of her, now Deepika is suffering in ICU.