In a sudden turn of events, Ram Kumar, who was a crew in Shahid Kapoor's next film, Kabir Singh, lost his life in an unfortunate accident.
In an official statement released for the press, the film's team has narrated the unfortunate incident.
The statement reads: "This is to inform that there was an unfortunate accident yesterday on the sets of the film Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Ram Kumar, 35 years old and a resident of Uttar Pradesh, lost his life in a freak accident at the five-star hotel where the film's unit is staying. The incident took place before the commencement of the shoot."
Kumar was among the local crew and was working with the film's unit from Dehradun as a generator operator. He was checking the water level in the generator when his muffler got entangled with the generator's fan and in the process, Kumar too was pulled in.
Kumar sustained serious injuries on his head. He was immediately rushed to Max Hospital in Dehradun where he was put on the ventilator for a few hours before he passed away.
Ram Kumar is survived by three brothers and a sister.
The producers of the film, Cine1 Studios and T Series Films, too have issued a joint statement: "We are deeply saddened by the loss. We are extending our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Ram Kumar. We are offering support to the family in the immediate aftermath of this tragic event."