Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat is in its third week at the box-office after releasing on 25 January and its domestic collection is still holding steady. The film broke several records ever since its release, overcoming a slew of violent protests, agitation and threats from fringe groups across various corners in India

Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh from Padmaavat poster. Facebook

Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh from Padmaavat poster. Facebook

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has collected a total of Rs 265.25 crore at the domestic box-office.

Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh in lead roles. The movie also sees Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in pivotal roles. Bhansali’s period drama was inspired by Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s 16th century epic poem, Padmavat.

Bhansali’s controversial period-drama was released across India, however a few states, namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, parts of Goa and Haryana, did not screen the film due to widespread protests surrounding its release.

The movie was also going to clash with the Akshay Kumar starrer Padman, however upon Bhansali’s request, Kumar and Sony delayed the release of their film so that Padmaavat could enjoy a solo, controversy free release.

Published Date: Feb 16, 2018 13:08 PM | Updated Date: Feb 16, 2018 13:08 PM


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