Padmaavat has become Shahid Kapoor's highest grossing film till date. In spite of having successful films like Kaminey, Jab We Met and Haider that received good response from the audience and got critically acclaimed, none of his movies cou8ld even collect an amount of Rs 70 crore in India.
After his stellar performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat, which released last week, Shahid Kapoor is the man of the moment. His portrayal of Maharawal Ratan Singh is winning praises from all corners. And now, he has achieved yet another remarkable feat with Padmaavat. The movie which released after a long wait and opposition has become his highest grossing film till date. Padmaavat is Shahid’s first release of the year, his last movie came in 2017 – Rangoon. In spite of having successful films like Kaminey, Jab We Met and Haider that received good response from the audience and got critically acclaimed, none of his movies cou8ld even collect an amount of Rs 70 crore in India. But, with Padmaavat Shahid Kapoor has entered the Rs 100 crore club with a bang.
The opening weekend collections of Padmaavat have managed to surpass the lifetime collections of Shahid Kapoor’s previous top three releases like R…Rajkumar that collected Rs. 66.1 crore, Udta Punjab that collected Rs. 60.34 crore, Haider that collected Rs. 53.47 crore. Here is a look at the overall collections of highest grossing top 10 Shahid Kapoor movies:
Padmaavat – Rs 128 crore and counting
R…Rajkumar – Rs. 66.1 crore
Udta Punjab – Rs. 60.34 crore
Haider – Rs. 53.47 crore
Shaandaar – Rs. 43.13 crore
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero – Rs. 36.53 crore
Badmaash Company – Rs. 35.41 crore
Mausam – Rs. 29.75 crore
Teri Meri Kahaani – Rs. 25.75 crore
Paathshaala – Rs. 21.62 crore
(Collection figure courtesy: Bollywood Hungama)
On the other hand, Padmaavat will be Ranveer’s third 100 crore film after Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Interestingly, all three films are directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and featured Deepika in lead roles. Talking about Deepika Padukone, the actress has given many 100 crore films, which includes Race 2, Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani, Ram-Leela, Happy New Year and Bajirao Mastani.
The magnum opus which is based on 16th-century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad and Anupriya Goenka in key roles. The film was released on January 25 after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared it last month with a ‘U/A’ certificate and five modifications, including title change from “Padmavati” to “Padmaavat”.