Box office collections may take a hit

Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2013 hit film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela Movie Stills

The duo, who are ecstatic about the release of their controversial film "Padmaavat", have sent out their love to the fans.

Rather than expressing any remorse for what is also a criminal act, Jaatton Ka Adda flaunted the media coverage on its ability to commit piracy while urging people to visit cinema halls to watch the remaining film.

Box Office India reports the film took $1.20 million approx on its opening day for the two markets. The ban seems to haven't created a major impact on the film's business which is expected to cross Rs 100 Crore mark by the first weekend.

Despite "Padmaavat" not releasing in some parts of the country, the film has opened to a phenomenal response at the Box Office.

According to Taran Adarsh, Padmaavat earned Rs 32 crore on Friday, taking the total to Rs 56 crore.

The film (with a rumoured budget of more than Rs. 150 crore) did not release in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and saw a limited release in U.P., Bihar and Haryana due to protests and violence. Had it been a smooth release [some states are not screening the film], the all-India biz would've touched ₹ 40 cr. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer newly released Hindi offering, which also features Shahid Kapoor in prominent role, raked in a huge income on 3rd day of its release.

Although the Karni Sena is still not backing down, audiences have made a decision to watch Bhansali's much-awaited movie. "I think now it's really time for us to celebrate and see the film do wonders at the box-office".

Padmaavat has been received particularly well in Australia. Film trade analysts are bullish about the period drama, which has got mixed reviews for its story but widely hailed for its visual appeal and impactful performances.

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