The record created by Baahubali: The Conclusion is intact! The film had netted Rs. 125 crores on day one of its release while its Hindi version had netted Rs. 41 crores. So, there were huge expectations that the magnum opus Padmaavat would break the record. Well, to all those waiting eagerly to know about the box office collections of the Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat, it was around Rs. 18 – 19 crores.
All the negative publicity and controversies surrounding the film did not work towards its favour. The film’s release was stalled in some states like Rajasthan. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana due to widespread protests and to maintain the law and order situation. While some maintain that the ban did affect its collections at the box office, others point out that even if the ban was lifted, Padmaavat would have managed to get around Rs. 25 crores, which is nowhere near Baahubali 2’s collections.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat went on the floors under the title Padmavati but had to be renamed Padmaavat. During the shooting, protests erupted in parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan and other northern states with the Rajput Karni Sena claiming that the film contained factual inaccuracies and that it depicted the Rajput community in poor light.
Deepika Padukone plays the title role in this flick with Shahid Kapoor, Ranvir Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka in important roles. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has composed tunes for the soundtrack and the BGM has been scored by Sanchit Balhara.
Sudeep Chatterjee is the cinematographer of this movie while the editing has been handled by Jayant Jadhar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Akiv Ali. Padmaavat is bankrolled by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudhanshu Vats and Ajit Andhare under the banner Bhansali Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures