Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s PADMAAVAT is breaking records and is continuing its phenomenal run by re-writing history at the box office.
The filmmaker has proved that he is an undisputed movie moghul, as PADMAAVAT crossed 525 crores worldwide at the box office, despite a few states in India like Rajasthan and Gujarat banning the film.
With this, Sanjay Leela Bhansali outdoes his last box office numbers, surpassing the collections of his previous blockbusters RAM LEELA and BAJIRAO MASTANI.
Says a trade analyst, "It’s well known that the filmmaker has always been associated with magnum opuses with his attention for detail, scale and vision being unparalleled. With this film he has reiterated that he is the biggest filmmaker in the country today as PADMAAVAT is the first Hindi film in Indian history,not headlined by a Khan to cross the 525 cr mark worldwide. This is a feat that no one else has managed to acheive.Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Shahid Kapoor the biggest hits of their careers and reigns as box office king”.
Says Sanjay Leela Bhansali , “It’s a special feeling when your film receives so much love from audiences across the world. PADMAAVAT is a film that’s very close to my heart because I wanted to present our rich Indian culture to the rest of the world via the medium of cinema. As a filmmaker there can be no better feeling than seeing audiences react so positively”.
Adds the trade analyst, "Every Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has been a magnum opus and he has always given his actors career defining films which have gone on to change the course of their careers, whether it Manisha Koirala and Nana Patekar in KHAMOSHI, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in DEVDAS, Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor with their debut SAAWARIYA, Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee with BLACK, Hrithik Roshan with GUZAARISH or Priyanka Chopra with BAJIRAO MASTANI. Given the powerful impact he makes with his films, its no wonder then that it's every actor's dream to work with him"