Padmaavat Day 1 collections: Bhansali's period drama earns Rs 24 cr amid massive protests

The film was initially scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, 2017. 

Padmaavat Day 1 collections: Bhansali's period drama earns Rs 24 cr amid massive protests

New Delhi: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus has been mired in controversies ever since its inception. The film faced massive protests from certain fringe groups across the nation, demanding a pan India ban on the period drama.

After braving all odds, Padmaavat hit the screens on January 25, 2018, and had preview shows days ahead of the nationwide release at some places. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the Day 1 collection of the venture.

Amid tension and massive protests in the country, the film managed to gross exceptionally well internationally in Australia, UK and New Zealand. The film's overseas collection in these countries (Paid review) has already beaten colossal hit Baahubali II: The Conclusion and Dangal respectively.

With overseas figures already riding high at the Box Office, Padmaavat has got a big thumbs up from the audience.

The film faced massive protests by fringe groups claiming that the filmmaker has distorted historical facts in the film. However, Bhansali time and again mentioned that none of these claims is true.

The film was initially scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, 2017.