Padmaavat Box-Office Collection Day 1: Despite Karni Sena Obstacles, Shahid-Deepika-Ranveer's Magnum Opus Runs Away To Glory With Rs 19 Crore

Here are the collections of Day 1 of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat.

Amidst protests in various cities staged by the Karni Sena against Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand spectacle with a soul has opened to heartwarming numbers...

Trade Expert Taran Adarsh's tweet read, " Despite non-screening in few states and protests/disturbances, #Padmaavat fares VERY WELL on Day 1... Had it been a peaceful/smooth all-India release, the biz would’ve touched ₹ 28 / ₹ 30 cr... Wed [limited preview screenings] 5 cr, Thu 19 cr. Total: ₹ 24 cr. India biz(.sic)."

Trade Expert Taran Adarsh's tweet read, " #Padmaavat is ROCKING today [26 Jan 2018; holiday]... Sat and Sun also expected to be HUGE(.sic)."

The Shahid Kapoor-Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh starrer has been in the news ever since it went on floors. The Karni Sena has been the prime group who have been vehemently opposing it, so much so that their vandalism also resulted in Bhansali getting slapped by their members during one of his shooting schedules.Few state governments (Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana) jumped in to throw spanners, but the intervention of the Supreme Court seeked by Bhansali and Viacom 18 (co-producer) enabled it to finally see the light of day.

It opened on a very slow note yesterday (backlink), but later picked up towards the evening (backlink). The Rs   crore number would have been considerably more if no fear psychosis had engulfed the people in the earlier part of the day.

The film has also received fairly good reviews from most sections of the media. For those who've come in late, Editor Vickey Lalwani gave it a 4-star rating (backlink).

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There is no reason now why the numbers shouldn't swell up 
on FridaySaturday and Sunday.

And we certainly don't know what the Karni Sena achieved in disrupting the law and order. The eerie silence of the CMs of the opposing states is equally inexplicable.

Goes without saying that we shall keep you abreast with the Day 2 collections 
tomorrow. Stay tuned to for all the truth and spice in the world of cinema and television.

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