Deductions in refund of security deposit

I have paid a security deposit of 1.5 lakhs for a studio in Indiranagar, Bangalore. The landlord wants to deduct 20k as painting charges from the deposit. The agreement states that I would have to bear the painting charges, but does not specify the amount. When the agreement was signed, the landlord had said that the painting charges amount to about 2-3k. Is there anything I can do legally to save my hard earned money?

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If in the agreement the clause is mentioned wherein you agreed for painting charges then you are required to bear such charges. However you can now ask him for the bills. 

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