Sanjay Leela Bhansali spells magic with his films in the true sense. Known for his larger than life portrayal of cinema, the filmmaker's stories are also one to set the cash registers ringing. Beating his previous record of 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram Leela' and 'Bajirao Mastani' of Rs 202 crore and Rs 358 crore respectively, 'Padmaavat' has gone ahead to break all records to become the biggest grosser of 2018 both in India and overseas markets. The movie has clocked in a whopping Rs 540 crore!
Considering the lean period with no holidays or long weekends, the magnum opus has been an absolute money spinner! With both critics and audiences loving the period drama, 'Padmaavat' starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, looks like it will break a few more box office myths.
Ranveer Singh, who is on a high after recording his biggest hit with this film and is receiving appreciation for his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in the film, says box office numbers are a validation for him. "It feels amazing. As an entertainer, box office numbers are a validation that I am being able to entertain audiences and, to me, that's everything," says Singh. Padmaavat has earned the actor commercial and critical acclaim. The movie released on January 25.