Actress Deepika Padukone, who was threatened with beheading her latest film " Padmaavat ", is happy and proud that the director of Sanjay Leela Bhansali has raised Rs 56 crore (almost $ 9 million) net in India in three days.
" Padmaavat " recorded Rs 5 crore net on Wednesday (paid advances), Rs 19 crore net on opening day on Thursday and Rs 32 crore net on Friday, according to the producers Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
"I can not even begin to express how happy and proud I feel! Thanks for all the love", Deepika, who has presented blockbusters such as "Om Shanti Om", "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani". "," Chennai Express "," Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela "and" Piku ", tweeted on Saturday.
Commercial analyst Komal Nahta found that the figures were" great considering that the film has not opened in 35 percent of India. "
" The film is bound to be a huge success. If normalcy returns soon in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the film may cross Rs 300 crore in India. If the film is not released in the three or four states where it is prohibited, it will remain at Rs 240 crore or Rs 250 crore. "
Previously, Deepika had said that she is not someone who has been so enthusiastic about the box office numbers, but "I have to say that this time I am. I think it will be shocking. "
The Magna work, based on of the 16th century Poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi," Padmaavat ", also stars of Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
The film, produced by Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andhare and Bhansali, was released on Thursday, before Republic Day, amid the protests of Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which claims that the film distorts the facts.
Andhare tweeted: "& # 39; Padmaavat & # 39; Abroad defeats Tiger Zinda Hai & # 39; and & # 39; Dangal & # 39; in the USA UU., New Zealand and Germany … beats & # 39; Baahubali & # 39; in Australia. million of hearts around the world, when will it beat in Gujarat? "
Speaking about the mixed reviews, trade analyst Atul Mohan told IANS:" The reviewers must take into account the difficulties Sanjay Leela Bhansali experienced while making the film. Under so much pressure, he made the film, so critics should give it to him for that. However, I think that ordinary people would see the movie at least once, if not for nothing else, at least for the visual experience. "
" Having said that, I am afraid that if I repeat it I will see it is even happening or not because of its length. The business of a film also grows due to the repetition of the display on weekdays. "
According to Mohan, Sunday will be a great day.
" I think that by Sunday afternoon, & # 39; Padmaavat & # 39; will play Rs 100 crore. I think from Monday onwards, if every day he gets a steady business between Rs 15-20 crore, then next week he will easily cross Rs 180 crore. "