Controversial film Padmaavat has been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the flick. Now, as Padmaavat is slated to be released on January 25, all eyes are on the box office collections. Reportedly, people have a lot of interest in watching the movie. According to seat details available on Paytm, the movie has received a great response even before its release. As of now, advance bookings are open on Paytm and other sites. The film is slated to be released on Jan 25, but even if you try to book tickets in Noida at PVR Logix IMAX for Jan 24, you will see that the shows are almost housefull. If this trend continues for Padmaavat, it is almost sure that the film will collect a whopping amount at box office. Also, this is Republic Day weekend; which is icing on the cake for Padmaavat makers. But, only time will tell if Padmaavat breaks the box office collection records of blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai. Noteworthy, superstar Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai is inching towards Rs 350 crore mark.
See screenshots of how Noida PVR Logix IMAX shows are going housefull:-
(IMAX) Padmaavat (U/A) | Hindi | 07:25 pm at PVR Logix IMAX Noida on Wednesday, 24 Jan:-
(IMAX) Padmaavat (U/A) | Hindi | 10:55 pm at PVR Logix IMAX Noida on Wednesday, 24 Jan:-
Meanwhile, the Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a group opposing film ‘Padmaavat’, said that it was ready to watch the Bollywood period drama as offered by Bhansali productions to end the deadlock on the issue.
“We are ready to watch the film. We never said that we will not watch the film. The filmmaker had assured us one year ago that he will go for a special screening and now he has written for the screening and we are ready for that,” Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi has said.
Bhansali production had on January 20 written a letter to Shree Rajput Karni Sena and Rajput Sabha, Jaipur, inviting them to watch the film and assured that the film showcased the honour and valour of the Rajput community.