Republic Day Box Office: On Republic Day, movies featuring all the major Bollywood celebrities have been released over the years. Continuing the legacy, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Pathaan' is now released in theaters on January 25.
If we examine the box office receipts of movies released on Republic Day over the past ten years, 'Padmavat', starring Deepika Padukone, has the distinction of having the largest debut. Along with Deepika, the lead actors in this movie were Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
The release of Shah Rukh Khan's film 'Pathaan' on Republic Day, which is exactly five years later, suggests that a new box office record will likely be achieved. This is based on reports of advance booking. Deepika Padukone also plays the lead role in the movie 'Pathaan'.
As per the reports, 'Pathaan' is expected to have an opening of between Rs 40 crore and Rs 50 crore.
On January 25, 2018, Deepika's film 'Padmavat' was released. With paid previews included, the movie made a grand opening of almost 24 crores. Large-scale protests, however, prevented the film from opening on time. More than 300 crores were made overall from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie.
In addition, 'Pathaan' has faced controversy just like 'Padmavat' did. The hue of Deepika Padukone's bikini in the song Besharam Rang sparked a lot of debate.
In the meantime, 'Pathaan', is a spy-themed film by YRF, that depicts the story of a RAW agent played by Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and antagonist by John Abraham.