Padmaavat box office collection day 4: Sanjay Leela Bhansali film collects Rs 114 crore in opening weekendhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/padmaavat-box-office-collection-day-4-sanjay-leela-bhansali-film-5042357/

Padmaavat box office collection day 4: Sanjay Leela Bhansali film collects Rs 114 crore in opening weekend

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat is all set to create history at the Indian box office. With a staggering collection of Rs 114 crore till now, the opulent drama has comfortably passed the Rs 100 crore mark in a matter of four days.

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Padmaavat stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat is set to create history at the Indian box office. With a monumental collection of Rs 32 crore on its first Friday, Padmaavat’s performance is a reminder that despite widespread protests, cinephiles showed up at the ticketing counters to appreciate a piece of art and stand by the freedom of expression. Continuing its winning streak on Sunday too, Padmaavat earned a whopping Rs 31 crore, taking its total collection to Rs 114 crore.

While Padmaavat (earlier called Padmavati) has been mired in controversies ever since its announcement, looks like what worked in Padmaavat’s favour now is exactly that, audiences are more than interested in knowing what the entire controversy is about. But that doesn’t negate the fact that despite Padmaavat being denied a screening in certain states due to reasons of ‘law and order,’ its collections are on the up and up.

Padmaavat has comfortably crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark in just four days. After all, this is the film’s first Sunday. It is safe to say that Padmaavat’s collection is exactly how Deepika Padukone claimed before its release, ‘earth-shattering.’

Here is the day wise break-up of Padmaavat’s collection:

January 28 – Rs 31 crore
January 27 – Rs 27 crore
January 26 – Rs 32 crore
January 25 – Rs 19 crore
January 24 (Paid Previews) – Rs 5 crore

Total – Rs 114 crore

Based on the Malik Mohammad Jayasi Padmavat, the film invited controversy with talks of a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati. And despite the makers clarifying multiple times that no such scene exists in the film, Karni Sena hooligans along with other fringe outfits have continued to revolt against the film’s release.