Padmaavat, which is touted as Bollywood’s answer to Baahubali, has been creating waves at the box office since its release. Paid previews were kept for this to hype up the buzz and going by the collections it seems it has worked in the favour of the film.
Performances of the leads – Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have been appreciated by one and all. The grandiose created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali backed by some amazing performances have made this movie what it is today.
According to a statement issued by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the film minted 5 crores from paid previews on January 24, followed by 19 crores on January 25, 32 crores on January 26 and 27 crores on January 27, taking the total to 83 crores.
According to the early trends flowing in, Padmaavat has collected in the range of 28-30 crores on its 1st Sunday. This will take the grand total of the movie to 111-113 crores in its extended long weekend.
Ranveer was all smiles, while Deepika described the box office figures as absolutely unbelievable and Shahid celebrated the response by tweeting balle balle.
Trade analysts are confident that the movie will cross the 100 crore mark with Sunday’s collections, giving the magnum opus a promising opening weekend figure.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh said Padmaavat has continued to sparkle at the Box Office. “Business on Saturday (after a big holiday on Friday) was exceptional. Will comfortably cross Rs 100-crore mark today,” he said.
Ranveer, who essays the role of Alauddin Khilji in the film, tweeted a photograph in which he looks visibly happy with all the praise coming his way. “All smiles,” he captioned it.
Padmaavat, based on 16th-century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem Padmavat, 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.
As a result of the ensuing violence, the movie did not release in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.