With the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama, Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone has become the first and only female actor to have seven Rs.100-crore films.
Deepika is considered as one of the most successful actors of Bollywood and with her latest feat, she has added one more milestone to her achievements.
Padmaavat, featuring Deepika, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles, has crossed the Rs100-crore mark in its opening weekend.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, despite all the controversies and protests, SLB’s magnum opus collected Rs 114-crore in its four-day long weekend.
Protests… Disturbances… No screening in few states… Yet, #Padmaavat does EXCELLENT biz in its extended weekend… The film lost out on substantial biz [approx ₹ 35 cr / ₹ 37 cr], but the SUPERB trending in other circuits helped put up a MAJESTIC total… Looking at the overall scenario, #Padmaavat has put up FANTASTIC numbers in its extended weekend… Crosses ₹ 100 cr mark… Wed [limited previews] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr, Fri 32 cr, Sat 27 cr, Sun 31 cr. Total: ₹ 114 cr. India biz. 👍👍👍
The film has emerged as the first entrant into Rs 100-crore club. But that’s not it. The achievement also calls for a celebration for the lead actor of the film, Deepika.
Yes, with Padmaavat‘s entry in the Rs 100-crore club, the film becomes the seventh entry for the actor after starring in a range of genres.
The actor’s seven films include Race 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Goliyuon KI Rasleela Ram Leela, Happy New Year, Bajirao Mastani and of course the latest entrant in the list Padmaavat.
While other actor’s dream for a Rs 100-crore film and only some get to achieve it, here is Deepika sitting atop of the mountain with a record setting seven films to her credit.
Padmaavat, which was released on January 25, is still going strong at the box office and now eyes towards the Rs 200-crore mark. With rave reviews and appreciation from the fans pouring in, it’s just a matter of time when Deepika will become the member of the prestigious club for a third time after Chennai Express and Happy New Year.
Bhansali’s magnum opus has opened to strong word of mouth mainly because of the story telling and the stellar performances of the actor. The film is not only doing well at the Indian box office, but is also having a dream run in the overseas market by becoming the highest single day opener ever by a Bollywood film. Another feather for the actor to cherish.
Padmaavat depicts the tale of Rani Padmini (Deepika) and her husband Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid) and Alauddin Khilji’s quest to conquer the Rajput kingdom and to capture their beautiful queen, Padmini.