And to take everyone by surprise, even after all the major hue and cry over the film's release by Karni Sena and others, the film managed to sell out most of its tickets for the preview.
She said: "The release of "Padmaavat" is a big day for all of us".
Padmaavat has received mostly positive response from film critics, while Bollywood has come out to unanimously praise the movie.
"On behalf of our team, I want to thank the entire media for being so supportive throughout". The lady has been making the headlines for her recent release Padmaavat which is one of the most controversial movies. I feel that is in a way the best response that we can give to anyone through the work that we do. I've never been excited about the box office numbers of any of my films. "To see that the film is finally releasing and to see the kind of reactions that the film is getting, it is extremely overwhelming", she said at the red carpet of HT Style Awards. But this time, I'm very excited to know the results of Padmaavat. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini/Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Mewar king and Padmini's husband Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
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Padmaavat was originally titled Padmavati, and was based on a poem of Malik Muhammad Jayasi with the same name. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka feature in supporting roles.
According to reports, the fringe group has now said that they will make a movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's mother and call it Leela Ki Leela.
As PadMan, which was supposed to open on January 25, chose to postpone its release to avoid a clash with Padmaavat, there are no big releases to distract Padmavaat's audience.