When Deepika Padukone did Meenamma in Chennai Express back in 2013, it was touted to be her best performance. Cut to, 5 years later we’ve her one of the best performances (subjective) but we surely have her highest grossing movie till date (factually) – Padmaavat.
Padmaavat at the box office is proving to be an undisputed king of 2018. Also starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, Padmaavat now is highest grossing movie of all the three stars. It’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut entrant in 200 crore club, deservingly.
The movie has collected 5.50 crores on its 2nd Wednesday and now stands at the grand total of 231 crores. Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika Padukone’s Chennai Express had collected 226.70 in its lifetime. Padmaavat, enjoying a extended Republic Day weekend plus paid previews has crossed Chennai Express‘ lifetime collections in just 2 weeks of its release.
Check out the list of her top 10 highest grossing films of all time right here:
|Chennai Express||2013||226.7 crores|
|Happy New Year||2014||203.3 crores|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||2013||190.03 crores|
|Bajirao Mastani||2015||180.50 crores|
|Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela||2013||110 crores|
|Race 2||2013||102 crores|
|Om Shanti Om||2007||79.75 crores|
Deepika Padukone has four movies – Race 2, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela, Bajirao Mastani & Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 100 crore club and three movies – Happy New Year, Chennai Express & now Padmaavat in 200 crore club.
After releasing on January 25, the period drama had marched past the 100 crore figure in its opening weekend.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the film is based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem Padmavat. It was caught in a row after protests from Shri Rajput Karni Sena which contended that it distorts historical facts and dents the pride of the Rajput community.
Padmaavat still has not seen light of the day in many states. It’s been said it’ll finally get a release in Indore from today. Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which was supposed to clash with Padmaavat is releasing tomorrow. It surely is taking a huge chunk of screens from the reigning king & will try to put some brake in its lifetime collection.