After a long wait, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama Padmaavat will finally release in the theatres on January 25 (paid previews begin a night before). While the protests against the film are still underway, the industry insiders and fans are hoping that they will get to watch the magnum opus without any hindrances. Also read: Padmaavat movie review: Deepika-Shahid’s fresh chemistry & Ranveer as evil Khilji will leave you spellbound

Special preview screenings of Padmaavat, that stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles, were held for the press today in various parts of the country and early reviews of the film have begun pouring in on Twitter. As expected, everyone is singing praises for the visual spectacle. From hailing Shahid Kapoor’s act of Maharawal Ratan Singh to calling Ranveer Singh an ‘acting monster’ to praising Deepika Padukone’s portrayal of Rani Padmavati, there are only accolades that are coming in for the team Padmaavat.

Padmaavat, bankrolled by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, is made on a staggering budget of Rs 190 crore. According to film trade analyst Akshaye Rathi, the film will earn Rs 20 crore on its opening day and will easily cross the Rs 100 crore-mark in its first weekend.

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