The controversies around Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmaavat doesn’t seem to die down. While Karni Sena has been protesting vociferously against Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer ever since its announcement, post-release, some states has barred filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial from getting released in the country considering the protests against the movie by the Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups, while some others continued with the ban as the storyline of the film touches on the sensitivities of Islam. Amidst all such controversies, Padmaavat was released (on January 25, 2018) and despite receiving less number of screens due to controversies associated with it, Bhansali’s dream project is doing wonders at the box office. It has crossed the 150 crore mark.
Padmaavat has gathered much appreciation, especially it’s leading actors for the portrayal of their respective characters in the film. While Ranveer has been showered with a lot of love and appreciation for his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in the film, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor’s performances have been praised too. Bhansali’s larger-than-life film opened to mixed reviews but a positive reception among the viewers and has earned Rs 11 crore yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 166.50 crore at the domestic box office.
The film is achieving new milestones with each passing day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his social media handle to share the official collection of this blockbuster movie, he tweeted, “#Padmaavat is expected to surpass *lifetime biz* of #BajiraoMastani in Weekend 2… Will emerge SLB’s HIGHEST GROSSER… Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr, Mon 15 cr, Tue 14 cr, Wed 12.50 cr, Thu 11 cr. Total: ₹ 166.50 cr. India biz. 👍👍👍” ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh’s Padmaavat Rakes In Rs 155.50 Crore At The Box Office
The latest controversy around the movie is Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker’s open letter, where she has mentioned that the filmmaker has chosen to glamourise ‘Jauhar’ in his film. Swara further added that she felt ‘reduced to a vagina’ while watching the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. While a set of people agreed with the actress, there are some, who trolled her. The ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ actress was also slammed by many celebs from Bollywood. While Shahid found it a bit ‘odd’, Deepika, in an interview, said that she probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that had come out. However, Ranveer Singh’s film has turned out to be a huge success at the box office, not just creating history in India but also at the overseas box office.Watch this space for further updates.