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Padmaavat Box Office collection: Bhansali’s blockbuster continues to rake in huge moolah

New Delhi: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest outing ‘Padmaavat’ has hit the right chord amongst the viewers as it is going super strong at the Box Office. The film not only is high on appreciation but also is minting huge moolah.

Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest figures. 

#Padmaavat packs a SOLID PUNCH in Week 2… [Week 2] Fri 10 cr, Sat 16 cr, Sun 20 cr, Mon 7 cr, Tue 6 cr, Wed 5.50 cr, Thu 5 cr. Total: ₹ 236 cr. India biz.

#Padmaavat biz at a glance…
Week 1: ₹ 166.50 cr
Week 2: ₹ 69.50 cr
Total: ₹ 236 cr
India biz.

The film was initially scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, 2017. However, it faced massive protests from certain fringe groups across the nation, who demanded to put a pan India ban on the period drama.

After braving all odds, ‘Padmaavat’ hit the screens on January 25, 2018, and managed to have preview shows days ahead of the nationwide release at some places.

Not only is the film doing incredible business in the country, but also internationally it has got a big thumbs up from the audience.

The Bhansali’s magnum opus stars Deepika Padukone in the titular role of Rani Padmavati while Shahid Kapoor plays her on-screen husband Maharawal Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh essayed the larger than life role of Alauddin Khilji in the period drama and has been receiving accolades from all section for his spectacular performance. 

The film is based on the epic poem ‘Padmavat’ which was written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

Meanwhile, the proposed release of the film in Indore has been deferred, said office-bearers of a film association. The film distributors and theatre owners in the city had two days back, agreed to screen the film on February 9 after the state government assured to provide adequate security cover.

A special show of the film was held for Karni Sena leaders and activists in Indore on Thursday night, however, the organisation continued to object to the film alleging distortion of history.

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