Bhansali’s Padmaavat moves inches closer to its next target of 250 Cr at the box office

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus film ‘Padmaavat’ is roaring at the box office and has no plans to stop soon. It has become Deepika Padukone’s biggest blockbuster of her career, surpassing the collections of Chennai Express. Padmaavat has collected 5.50 crore on Wednesday and with it, the overall collection of it stands at high 231 crores.

It has also crossed the collections of Shahrukh-Deepika’s Chennai Express (227 Cr), which was Deepika’s biggest grosser. For Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, on the other hand, Padmaavat has become the biggest blockbuster of their careers. Interestingly, Padmaavat is the first film in a time with a female protagonist in the title role has scored so massively at the box office. Tiger Zinda Hai, Baahubali 2, Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are the four 300 crore club films that all have been male-dominated. Bhansali’s Padmaavat is the only film that has an actress in a central role and still achieved the big 200 crore mark at the box office.

There are several records that Padmaavat is going to break in the coming days. We can expect that Bhansali’s historical drama film would already leave behind Salman Khan’s Kick (232 Cr) by today itself and it would be a great achievement for Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. It would be a tough task for both Ranveer and Shahid to achieve such enormous numbers at the box office with their respective next projects.

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