Despite many roadblocks and a maimed release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Shahid, Deepika and Ranveer starrer, PADMAAVAT, managed an excellent extended opening week, netting 160 crore (including paid previews).
Having said that, had PADMAAVAT been able to hit all the available screens, at an all India level, the film would have definitely crossed the 200 crore mark. But, let’s not become the typical cry baby and take solace from the iconic song, Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be, will be)!
What is certain now is that the film is sure to end up as a super hit. PADMAAVAT has also performed wonderfully in the overseas grossing $15m-$16m, with $6,500,000 just from the US, during the opening week.
Meanwhile, YRF’s Ali Abbas Zafar directed Salman-Katrina starrer, TIGER ZINDA HAI, added another 3 crore and has thus netted 340 crore in six weeks from India. In the process, the blockbuster TZH, has gone past Aamir Khan’s PK and is now the second highest netter (Hindi), behind DANGAL.