Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone, who was threatened with beheading over her controversial film Padmaavat, is happy and proud as the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus has raked in Rs 56 crore (nearly $9 million) net in India.
Padmaavat registered Rs 5 crore net on Wednesday (paid previews), Rs 19 crore net on opening day on Thursday and Rs 32 crore net on Friday, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh. "it’s never happened before..I cannot even begin to express how happy and proud this makes me feel! Thank you for all the love," Deepika, who has delivered blockbusters like Om Shanti Om, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Piku, tweeted.
it’s never happened before...I cannot even begin to express how happy & proud this makes me feel!!!Thank You for all the love🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/VgRqRQEvPi— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 27, 2018
#Padmaavat has a HUMONGOUS Day 2... Had it been a smooth release [some states are not screening the film], the all-India biz would’ve touched ₹ 40 cr... Wed 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr. Total: ₹ 56 cr. India biz… SUPERB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
Earlier, Deepika had said that she is not someone who has ever been excited so much about box office numbers but "I have to say that this time I am. I think it's going to be earth-shattering". The movie, based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's Padmavat, also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Bhansali’s period film Padmaavat has been facing protests from Rajput Karni Sena for distorting historical facts. Barring 4 states, Padmaavat has released pan India on January 25th.
In Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone plays Rani Padmini, Ranveer Singh is seen as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor plays Maharawal Ratan Singh. It also has Raza Murad, Jim Sarbh and Aditi Rao Hydari in important roles.
(With IANS inputs)
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