Padmaavat box office collection day 4: Deepika Padukone film set to enter Rs 100 cr club
Padmaavat box office collection in the extended opening weekend: Despite facing numerous roadblocks, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali period drama ‘Padmaavat’ that stars Deepika Padukone has started with a bang!
The movie has raked in the total of Rs 83 crore, from the first 3 days since release (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) its 1st-weekend collection excluding Sunday, and is set to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club on this holiday – day 4. On its opening day, January 25, the film minted Rs 19 crore and went on to rake in Rs 32 crore on January 26 and Rs 27 crore yesterday, taking the total up to Rs 83 crore.
What is worthy of note is that the movie collected this massive amount when multiple theatres across the country refused to screen the film. The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the pivotal roles. Popular movie critic Taran Adarsh also took to Twitter to write about the Padmaavat collections. His tweet reads, ”Padmaavat continues to SPARKLE… Biz on Sat [after a big holiday on Fri] was EXCEPTIONAL… Will comfortably cross ₹ 100 cr mark today [Sun]… Wed [limited preview shows] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr. Total: ₹ 83 cr. India biz.”
According to Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the film opened to select paid previews across the country on January 24 and collected five crore rupees. For long, the movie has been mired in a controversy over what protestors including Karni Sena, claimed as a distortion of history and facts.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is based on the 16th-century epic, “Padmavat” by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. On its opening day, not even a single theatre in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat screened the movie. Even in Goa, the movie was played in a couple of single-screen theatres, and that too amid tight security. The violence was so rampant that the Police had also tightened security at the residences of Bhansali and Padukone in the city. Speaking to PTI, an official said, “Some policemen were also deployed inside the cinema halls to thwart any attempt to disrupt the screening.”
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had cleared the Sanjay Leela directorial last month with a ‘U/A’ certificate and had also put forward five changes before releasing the movie. The major improvement included the change in the name of the movie, from Padmavati to Padmaavat.
Recently, a day before the release of the movie, on 24th January, Supreme Court had rejected the pleas filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seeking a change of its January 18th order that allowed the nationwide release of the controversial film. The court had observed that any change in the order will further boost the protestors, who make a virtue of creating trouble. “We will not change our order. Otherwise, these people who are taking to the streets will make a virtue of creating trouble. They will first create trouble and then make a virtue of it.”