Deepika Padukone, lead of the film 'Padmaavat, ' visits the Siddhi Vinayak Temple ahead of the film's release, in Mumbai, Jan. 23. The film was a little behind the opening day business of "Baahubali 2" but that film included three language variations, with the Telugu version receiving the most business. But an unforeseen rage against the film from several fringe organisations delayed the film's release to January 25, 2018, forced Bhansali to change its name to Padmaavat and effectively banned the film in as many as four states.
The Chittorgarh unit of the group has now announced to produce a movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Padmaavat, "s mother which will be titled 'Leela ki Leela". Had it been a smooth release [some states are not screening the film], the all-India biz would've touched ₹ 40 cr. However, despite limited screenings, the film earned an estimated ₹5 crore in paid previews on Wednesday.More news: Spy vs. Spy - "Cozy Bear" election hackers undone by hackable security camera
The figures come at a time when the Multiplex Association of India, which represents around 75% of multiplex owners in the country, had said that its members would not screen the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. "That is in a way the best response we can give, through the work that we do", said Deepika.
With the clearance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama is all set to be released in Pakistan, removing fears that the film could face cuts due to the negative portrayal of Alauddin Khilji, a Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.More news: Hackers steal $400 million from cryptocurrency exchange
The is all set to break many records, Deepika's film can set a new benchmark for the Bollywood films. The film released on Republic day eve and is enjoying a good run at the box office. "The feedback for the film has been overwhelming", a spokesperson of the production house said in a statement.More news: FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping