Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat has been doing wonders at the box office ever since it hit the silver screens on January. The movie has started the year on a high note for Bollywood.
Trade Pundits were expecting a blockbuster performance from the magnum opus and Padmaavat didn’t disappoint at all. Despite facing constant threats and protests from fringe groups, the flick managed to create ripples at the box office.
Though the period drama faced a lot of roadblocks in its release but still it managed to become one of the most successful movies in recent times. The much-awaited film has minted Rs 3.5 crore on Friday taking its total collection to Rs 239.50 crore till date.
The movie which stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role of Queen Padmavati is now eyeing the coveted Rs 250 crore club. Considering the business is usually higher on the weekends, the movie is expected to cross Rs 250 crore anytime soon.
The movie is doing reasonably well despite tough competition from Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan. The social drama failed to beat the first-day collection of Padmaavat.
#Padmaavat remains STEADY... Biz should grow on Sat and Sun... [Week 3] Fri 3.50 cr. Total: ₹ 239.50 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 10, 2018
The flick also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the respective roles of Alauddin Khilji and Maharawal Ratan Singh. Padmaavat has become the highest grossing Bollywood movie for both these talented actors.
The movie has grabbed eyeballs for many reasons, be it the grand sets, colourful costumes or the strong performances of the lead actors.
The flick produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures has proved to be one of the milestones in Deepika Padukone’s career. The Baajirao Mastani actress has displayed her acting prowess once again in the epic drama.
Padmaavat has indeed made the ‘Tamasha’ star the undisputed queen of Bollywood and we definitely know why.