Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has set new benchmarks at the box office. Apart from shattering many records, the Film has achieved many milestones for its lead actors. In 14 days, the film raked in Rs 231 crore, with these collections Padmaavat has beaten the lifetime business of Chennai Express (Rs 227 crore) to become Deepika Padukone‘s highest grosser of all time. The film is now racing towards the 250 crore mark at the box office.
Padmaavat is currently the tenth highest grosser of all time after Baahubali 2, Dangal, PK, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Dhoom 3, Krrish 3 and Kick. The film will surpass the business of Kick by today to grab the ninth position in the list. The magnum opus has already crossed the Rs 400 crore mark at the worldwide box office and is now racing towards the Rs 450 crore. The film, which is produced under the banners of Viacom 18 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad and Anupriya Goenka. The makers of the film have already recovered a good amount of chunk by selling satellite, streaming and audio rights. (Also Read: Suspense over the release of Padmaavat in Indore, Bhopal continues)
The story of Padmaavat revolves around menacing Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji, who wishes to conquer the queen of Chittorgarh Rani Padmavati. Despite not releasing in the key states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, Padmaavat has set new benchmarks at the box office.The costume drama has received praises from critics and audience for direction, cinematography and star performances. Out of the complete star cast, Ranveer Singh grabbed the limelight and stole the show in the film. Our film critic Urmimala Banerjee gave the film four stars and said, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film is a visual delight and thoroughly entertaining fare, courtesy the epic performance by Ranveer Singh.”
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