Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer still going strong at the Box Office

The magnum opus which was in news for all wrong reasons since its inception has minted over Rs 250 crores at the Box Office.

Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer still going strong at the Box Office

Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh which has successfully completed 3 weeks of screening is still going strong at the Box Office.

The magnum opus which was in news for all wrong reasons since its inception has minted over Rs 250 crores at the Box Office and by the end of week 3, it has earned Rs 257 crores in totality.

Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter Tuesday to share the latest collection figures.

He tweeted: “#Padmaavat [Week 3] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 6.30 cr, Sun 8 cr, Mon 3.20 cr. Total: ₹ 257 cr. India biz (sic).”

Initially titled Padmavati, the film was scheduled for release on December 1 last year. But owing to nationwide protests by Rajput groups over its historical content, the makers decided to defer the film. Moreover, the Central Board of Film Certification too hadn’t issued the clearance certificate. It was only after seeking suggestions from a panel of experts that the Censor Board issued a screening certificate. It had also suggested a few modifications and the same were duly incorporated by the makers.

Inspired by 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammed Jayasi’s Padmavat, the film has garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.

Padmaavat also stars Jim Sarbh as Malik Kafur, Raza Murad as Jalaluddin Khilji and Aditi Rao Hydari as Mehrunnisa.

The film hit theatres on January 25, a day when Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan was scheduled. But since Padmaavat was way behind its scheduled and had incurred losses, the makers requested PadMan producers to push the release of their film. Thus, Padmaavat had a solo release.