Padmaavat Crosses 100 Crore Mark: Despite widespread protests against Padmaavat, the period drama remains steady at the box office with no signs of slowing down. According to Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the film opened to select paid previews across the country on January 24 and collected five crore rupees.
The film, which is based on the 16th century epic, Padmavat by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. The controversary led after various Rajput groups accused director Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting historical facts.
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On its opening day, January 25, the film minted Rs 19 crore. It went on to Rs 32 crore on January 26 and Rs 27 crore yesterday, taking the total up to Rs 83 crore. The movie is to cross the Rs 100 crore mark today. The figures come at a time when several multiplex owners in the country had shown reluctance to screen the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.
In Gujarat and MP, even the single-screen theatres did not take chances to screen the film on the opening day. In Goa, only a couple of single-screen theatres played the movie with police security.
The film featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. It was released after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared it with a ‘U/A’ certificate. It also had five modifications, including title change from Padmavati to Padmaavat.
While parts of North India, Mumbai Police maintained tight supervision outside theatres screening the film.
Police also tightened security at the residences of Bhansali and Deepika Padukone in the city.