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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat Day 2 in overseas

Deepika Padukone Siddhivinayak-3 Deepika Padukone offers prayers at the popular Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai
Stacy Diaz | 27 January, 2018, 15:34

" Padmaavat" released amid heavy protests from Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe outfits because of which cinema owners declined to screen the film. The increase in the box office figure is mostly because Friday (January 26) was Republic Day - a public holiday - and more people thronged the theatres due to the positive word-of-mouth publicity.

Talking about the film, a popular trade analyst told a daily, "At the end of the day, viewers are only looking to be entertained and they would avoid getting into a ruckus, as much as possible".

Taran Adarsh also had a word of advice for the makers of Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan.

The SC today refused to modify its earlier order which had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of the magnum opus, saying people must understand that orders of the apex court have to be "abided with". Padmavati collects ₹5 cr in previews screenings on Wednesday.

With this, the period drama has crossed the Rs 50 crore mark in just two days of its release. The national holiday is also likely to benefit the movie's collections. Padmaavat is expected to break many Indian box office records in a week's time.

The business is not as good as it should have been and an additional 120 crore is needed to cover the cost of the film. "That is in a way the best response we can give, through the work that we do", said Deepika. As the protests spread through different states, the release date of the film was postponed.The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice.

The film is produced by Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andhare and Bhansali.