After facing so many hurdles before the release, Padmaavat is finally roaring at the box office. The film has crossed the major milestone and that too in really rapid time. Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ not only joined the 200 crore mark in a moment, but it also has managed to exceed the lifetime total of major biggies like Golmaal Again (205.70 crores), Happy New year (205 crores) and 3 Idiots (202.50 crores).
Strongly continuing at 212.50 crores (following Sunday collections of 20 crores), Padmaavat has crossed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s lifetime of 210 crores as well. Talking about the next box office record that this historical drama is expected to break is of Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express (227 crores) and it would be easily crossed by the end of the second week. Following Chennai Express, Padmaavat would be in the line to break the record of Salman Khan’s Kick (232 crores). It would also bring the film into Top-10 grossers of all times (ever since the beginning of 100 crore club).
Interestingly, for Deepika Padukone, ‘Padmaavat’ is now her third 200 crores mark film after Chennai Express and Happy New Year. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, on the other hand, have also found an entry into this top club for the first time ever. This film, mainly, has benefitted to Shahid Kapoor as personal best of 66 crores (R….Rajkumar) has skyrocketed to 200 crores+ with Padmaavat. Bhansali’s Padmaavat is all set to break many records in the coming days.