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Padmaavat set to cross Rs 200-crore-mark at box office, highest ever hit of Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor

Padmaavat box office collection is expected to cross Rs 200 crore mark this Sunday. The film saw a massive jump over its second weekend.

bollywood Updated: Feb 04, 2018 17:34 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Padmaavat box office collection shows no signs of slowing down.

While Karni Sena is in the middle of an identity crisis over Padmaavat, for the film’s cast and crew it is time to celebrate. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus is expected to cross Rs 200-mark with Sunday’s collections. The film released after much difficulty on January 25 and has completed over two weeks at the box office. The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Padmaavat shows MASSIVE JUMP on Sat... Will cross ₹ 200 cr today [Sun]... Is already SLB, Ranveer and Shahid’s HIGHEST GROSSER... Will be Deepika’s HIGHEST GROSSER once it crosses #ChennaiExpress... [Week 2] Fri 10 cr, Sat 16 cr. Total: ₹ 192.50 cr. India biz.”

The film’s earnings has also given a major fillip to the trade after the sluggish 2017. Adarsh wrote earlier, “#Padmaavat begins Week 2 with a BANG... Collects in double digits... Eyes ₹ 35 cr+ in Weekend 2... Will cross *lifetime biz* of #BajiraoMastani today [Sat]… Will cross ₹ 200 cr tomorrow [Sun]... [Week 2] Fri 10 cr. Total: ₹ 176.50 cr. India biz.”

The Mumbai faction of Karni Sena on Friday announced that it is ending its protest of Padmaavat. The fringe organisation’s chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Saturday declared that his outfit is the "real Karni Sena" and that its protests against the film would continue.

Earlier, talking about the massive protests by fringe organizations against his film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “If you love something more than yourself in life, then it doesn’t matter. I don’t know anything else. I don’t know how to use a computer, how to drive, or even to change the batteries. I only know how to make a film. That is one thing I live and die for. I don’t want money or fame. It all felt like someone was attacking my child and I was just nurturing my film. Come what may, I was going to give my everything for this film and not let anyone effect what I wanted to do.’’

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 16:16 IST