On it’s week 2 Saturday Padmaavat dethroned Bajirao Mastani as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highest grosser of all time. Bajirao Mastani was Ranveer Singh’s highest grosser of all time as well but when Saturday collections were counted film had grossed 192.50 crores in India in comparison to Bajirao’s 186. On the week 2 Friday film earned 10 crores and Saturday was a huge jump to 16 crores which took the film onto an unbelievable total despite of the fact that Padmavat is an incredibly fractured release and still has not open in four major states of the country.
Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa still have not opened the film and many other states such as Haryana suffered a great deal of violent protests because of which people were scared to go inside the cinema halls. Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked it’s state government to make sure that the film opens in desired cinema halls even if they have to deploy more security like the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra did. Padmaavat still has 5 easy days to make as much money as it can on box office because two big films by the name of Padman and Aiyaary are arriving on 9 February.
Shahid Kapoor has a 15 year long career now and this very film is his biggest blockbuster of all time. Shahid did not have a film which has grosses a hundred crores only in India and now he has directly jumped to the 200 crore mark which is highly prestigious especially with all the havoc and accolades. Deepika Padukone’s highest grosser to date is Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express and there is a good chance that Padmaavat will overthrow the collections of that film and the uniqueness is that this film is centered around her while Chennai Express was a Shahrukh Khan star vehicle. Film might open in banned states as well.