Industry veterans like Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Javed Akhtar have also sent their token of appreciation for the actresses power packed performance. This now makes him level with rumoured girlfriend, Deepika Padukone. However, on Bhansali's request, Akshay postponed the release of his film.
The film surpassed Chennai Express' business of Rs 208 crore in domestic box office, earlier this week with a collection of Rs 236 crore. Padmaavat also proves Deepika's game is strong.
A trade source explains, "Hikes are the order of the day when you deliver a box office hit". Post that, he will start working on Rohit Shetty's Simmba, which promises to be an out-and-out action entertainer. Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the controversial film, whose title was changed from "Padmavati" to "Padmaavat", also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka feature in supporting roles.
Padmaavat is in no mood to slow down at the box office.
"Is Karan Johar planning a film with Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Salman Khan?" Yes, we are talking about Bajirao Mastani which earned Rs 184.2 crore. According to a report on Boxofficeindia.com, "Padmaavat" had an excellent third Saturday as the film went to Rs 6-6.25 crore nett which is a growth of around 75%.
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