Padmaavat box office collection day 20: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film witnesses an upward trend, collects Rs 260.75 crore

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Padmaavat is currently the eighth highest grosser of all time after Baahubali 2, Dangal, PK, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Dhoom 3

Despite the facing huge screen crunch due to Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat continued its splendid run at the box office. In fact, the costume drama witnessed an upward trend yesterday due to the partial holiday of Maha Shivratri. It raked in Rs 3.75 crore yesterday and currently stands with the grand total of Rs 260.75 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the collections on his Twitter account, “#Padmaavat is UNSTOPPABLE.. [Week 3] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 6.30 cr, Sun 8 cr, Mon 3.20 cr, Tue 3.75 cr. Total: ₹ 260.75 cr. India biz.”

The film is again expected to earn well today as there is a holiday in some states due to Maha Shivratri. The magnum opus will cross the Rs 265 crore mark by its third week at the box office. Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced under the banners of Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions and Viacom 18. (Also Read: Rs 558 crore and counting! Padmaavat makes Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone the most successful real-life couple in Bollywood)

The story of Padmaavat revolves around menacing Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji, who wishes to conquer the queen of Chittorgarh Rani Padmavati. Apart from the lead cast, the film also stars Anupriya Goenka, Jim Sarbh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Raza Murad in key roles. The film is based on an epic poem written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi named Padmaavat. By looking at the current trend, we are expecting the film to touch the figure of Rs 275 crore but do you think it will enter the Rs 300 crore club? Share your thoughts in the comment below…