Panipat Box Office: Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt & Kriti Sanon’s Panipat released at Box Office this Friday and opened to low numbers. The film sure had growth over the weekend but it was not enough to make any overall difference.
Panipat earned 4.12 crores on Friday and 5.78 crores on Saturday. As per early estimates, the film has earned somewhere in 7.5-8.5 crores range which takes the weekend total in 17.5-18.5 crores range.
The film has a huge budget and hence it should now remain rock steady in weekdays to reach a decent first week theatrical total or else it’s going to be one of the major disappointments this year.
Meanwhile, amidst the protest over alleged ‘wrong facts’ in the movie Panipat: The Great Betrayal, the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, who is also the direct descendant of Raja Surajmal, on Sunday demanded a ban on the movie in the state.
State Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh, who is a direct descendant of Surajmal, said: “It is unfortunate that the legendary Jat ruler, Maharaja Surajmal has been depicted in an unseemly light and historical facts have been distorted in the film, Panipat”.
“In light of the vociferous protest by the Jat community in Haryana, Rajasthan and other regions of North India, I believe that the film should be banned to avoid a law and order situation,” he said after watching the film.
“As a direct descendant of Maharaja Surajmal, being the 14th generation of the Maharaja’s line, I would like to clarify that it is historical fact that when the Maratha’s returned from the Battle of Panipat, in defeat and anguish, burdened with their wounds, it was the benevolence of Maharajah Surajmal and Maharani Kishori that they sheltered the entire Maratha army, the minister said.