Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s Padmavati has taken headlines once again and all again for a bad reason. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film’s Kolhapur set was torched by a group of 25-30 people during Wednesday early morning. The set, raised at Masai Pathar, is located around 35 km from Kolhapur. The fire devastated everything and has costed a huge loss to the filmmaker. However, its hard to comment on the exact amount of the loss, sources claim that majority of costumes, equipment and props were damaged. Moreover, some portions of the set were burnt to ashes in the deadly fire.Also Read - Ranveer Singh Starrer 83 Gets a Release Date | Watch Teaser

A spokesperson from Bhansali Productions confirmed the news by issuing a statement that reads, “The sets of Padmavati in Kolhapur in Maharashtra region witnessed an unfortunate incident last night at around 12.30am, when certain miscreants attacked the film’s set and set it on fire in an attempt to damage the property. A complaint has been filed to investigate this matter further, but we are grateful that there has been no loss of life or harm to anybody on the set. While, thankfully the incident occurred after we had wrapped our shoot for the day and all the artists, cast and crew were safely away; unfortunately, around 70 – 80% of costumes and jewellery for the movie have been destroyed.”  (ALSO READ: Padmavati’ film set vandalised, crew gets police protection) Also Read - Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt Tap Their Feet To ‘Brown Munde’ At AP Dhillon’s Concert In Gurugram | Watch

The film’s unit was planning to shoot a procession scene on Wednesday and hence had made a lot of preparations, such as props, horses and heavy drapery, for the same. Around 600 people were supposed to be called up on for the scene. A driver from the crew noticed these attackers and made an attempt to stop them. But he was badly beaten up by the gang and had to be hospitalised following severe injuries. Also Read - Jersey Trailer Launch Event: Shahid Kapoor's Upcoming Film Jersey's Trailer Gets Released | Checkout Launch Event Video

Kolhapur’s Inspector General, Vishwas Nangre-Patil, promised to offer complete security to the crew after the accident. A dog sqaud has been appointed to find evidence including bottles used to make petrol bomb. Kohlapur’s Superintendent of Police, MB Tambade, said, “Though the group of people or the motive behind this act is yet to be identified, we are doing our best to get to the depth of the matter.” He further adds,The incident took place sometime around 1 am and after we received information, I visited the place and interacted with Bhansali. However, he was reluctant to lodge a complaint, making the further course of action difficult.” (ALSO READ: Padmavati set vandalised: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor starrer incurs loss of over Rs 1 crore! Read Exclusive)

The film’s shoot has been stalled for now and the makers are hoping to resume work next week. Times of India quoted Police Inspector Dhanyakumar Godse, Panhala Police Station, saying, “This area fallas under our jurisdiction and we are investigating the case. The miscreants aet fire to the costumes and also damaged a few vehicles belonging to the crew. The Masai Pathar is a 5000 acre plateau and no one stays in the vicinity so getting information from locals is out of question. This has made the investigation difficult. Also there has been no official complaint yet and they (the makers) are contemplating whether to file one or not. We will decide on the further course of action after that.” (ALSO READ: Padmavati set attacked again, set on fire in Kolhapur; Sanjay Leela Bhansali, crew safe)