Continuing its strong run at the box office in India notwithstanding the protests which have marred its release in many states, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat ‘ has earned a whopping Rs 30 cr at the box office in India on its second day on Friday, taking its total earnings in two days to Rs 50 cr, trade sources said on Saturday. Despite multiplexes in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Goa not screening the film due to protests and Haryana; Uttar Pradesh and Bihar seeing a limited release, early estimates say the film saw a huge jump in its earnings to Rs 30 cr on Republic day On Friday.
The film earned around Rs 19 cr from across India on its opening day on Thursday. The film has thus earned approximately Rs 50 cr in its first two days.Trade experts say the film has taken a good opening overseas as well. Trade sources feel that considering the huge craze for the film across the country, it could well reach the Rs 100 cr mark by the end of the weekend. Trade experts predict big numbers for the film on Saturday and Sunday.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, ‘Padmaavat ‘ is based on the poem Padmavat, written by a 16th-century poet, Malik Muhammad Jayasi. It tells the tale of the beautiful Rani Padmini of Chittor, and how she avoided falling into the clutches of Turkish invader, Alauddin Khilji, by committing self-immolation or Jauhar. The film has been embroiled in a controversy with the Rajput Karni Sena protesting the release of the film, charging Bhansali of distorting history.