Padmaavat enters 100 crores in its opening weekend, despite all the hullabaloo

Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat Movie Stills

The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the pivotal roles. The film has collected Rs 83 crore by Saturday and it is believed that on Sunday it crossed the 100 million mark. Mom and dad made a video call after their screening finished late at night and I was in my pajamas and going to bed. "They have fought vast battles to get this film released, I am very happy for them", he added.

"The movie has been getting positive reviews and people are finally accepting that there is nothing distasteful about the content".

To that, Deepika said: "Yes". This will take the grand total of the movie to 111-113 crores in its extended long weekend.

In an interview, Shahid said, "I remember once I came back from the shoot and Mira asked me, 'So how did it go?' because I had filmed for almost 15 hours that day". Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the figures on his Twitter.

"The film is destined to be a big hit".

Not one to usually keep a track of the number game, she said: "This time, I am talking about it because I feel a sense of responsibility". While coming out from the cinema hall I was thinking about the Khilji and his scenes and dialogues instead of Deepika Padukone or Padmavati.

Several states - including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab - tried to ban the film but India's Supreme Court has ruled that this would violate creative freedoms.

Every since the shoot of the movie started, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the cast and crew of Padmavat, have faced enormous protests and anger from fringe groups and political leaders.

Talking about he prepared for the role, Ranveer earlier told HT, "I did prep [for it] the way I usually do for my other films". I think the bisexuality added another layer to Khilji's complex personality; it was a complete dismantling of a traditional moral compass.

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