New Delhi: Maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat' not only shut the detractors but also earned rave reviews for some enchanting performances. Starring Deepika Padukone in the titular role of Rani Padmavati, the film has now crossed Rs 500 crore globally.
'Padmaavat' shows the valour and courage of Rani Padmavati. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest figures.
Critical acclaim is vital... But audience mandate holds more significance when stakes are high... #Padmaavat swims towards SUPER-SUCCESS by crossing ₹ 500 cr mark [Gross BOC] worldwide... Truly, the first major success story of 2018.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 20, 2018
The film has joined the likes of 'Baahubali 2' and Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' to have reached this mark at the Box Office worldwide. 'Padmaavat' 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 managed to have preview shows days ahead of the nationwide release at some places.
The film was initially scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, 2017. It stars Deepika Padukone in the titular role of Rani Padmavati while Shahid Kapoor plays her on-screen husband Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji in the period drama respectively. The film is based on the epic poem 'Padmavat' which was written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
This is Deepika and Ranveer's third collaboration with the filmmaker after 'Ram-Leela' and 'Bajirao Mastani' while Shahid's first one.
The film is based on the epic poem 'Padmavat' which was written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.