SLB’s ‘Padmaavat’ opens to good response, earns Rs 18 crore

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Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most awaited flick ‘Padmaavat’ finally released on Thursday. Despite several controversies the movie received a positive response at the box office.

As per reports, Padmaavat, earlier titled Padmavati hit the big screens amid violent protests in various parts of the country. But Bhansali’s period drama managed to earn Rs 18 crore on day one of its release.

According trade analyst Taran Adarsh ‘Padmaavat’ took a ‘fantabulous start’ overseas. “‘Padmaavat” takes a FANTABULOUS START in key international markets on Thursday. AUSTRALIA: A$ 367,984 [Rs. 1.88 cr], NEW ZEALAND: NZ$ 64,265 [Rs. 29.99 lakhs], UK [preview screenings]: £ 97,604 [Rs. 88.08 lakhs],” he tweeted.

Reports reveal that ‘Padmaavat’ witnessed a decent opening in Mumbai and Nizam/Andhra Pradesh. On the other hand, the movie did not release well in some states because of the continuous protest against it.

‘Padmaavat’ stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.

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