Padmaavat package office: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic makes Rs 220 crore worldwide in first week BY SAEED NASIR

Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s Padmaavat has made Rs 220 crore in the first week since its release. The film was made at around Rs 180 crore budget.

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in a still from Padmaavat.

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in a still from Padmaavat.
Padmaavat, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, may experienced the most difficult to push out a film has already established to handle in the country but the box office numbers may just work as a relaxing balm for the wounds. The controversial epic on the life span and times of a Rajput queen has raked in Rs 220 crore worldwide in its initial week.

The film, starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, has made Rs 143 crore at the domestic package office and Rs 76 crore internationally. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the characters in a tweet on Thursday. “#Padmaavat shows no indicators of slowing… Biz is SUPER-STRONG on weekdays… Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sunlight 31 cr, Mon 15 cr, Tue 14 cr. Total: Rs 143 cr. India biz. Overseas opening weekend: approx $ 12 million [Rs 76.24 cr]. OUTSTANDING!,” he published in his tweet.

Padmaavat released on Thursday, January 25, but also managed paid previews on January, February 24. It says the storyplot of Khilji’s conquest of Chittor after falling for the queen’s beauty. The film received great flak anticipated to rumours of your alleged dream collection between your sultan and the queen, ‘misrepresentation of background’ and ‘disrespect to the Rajput community’. Its Dec 1 release was postponed to January 25 because of the turmoil from coast to coast.

Outfits including the Karni Sena and the All India Brajmandal Kshatriya Rajput Mahasabha put bounties on the acting professional and director’s minds and called for a nationwide ban on the film. Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state governments possessed also installed analysis on the film until the Supreme Courtroom paved just how for the film’s release across India. Even then, theater associations refused to screen the film in the four expresses.

In the rest of the states across the country, the film exposed to merged reviews but a good reception among the list of audiences.Most theatres in Delhi, Mumbai and other locations saw heavy police force security after having a college bus was attacked in Gurugram every day before the film’s release.