The big Bollywood clash is set to happen soon, and we’re super excited to find out the box office results. While Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial magnum opus is finally releasing on the 25th of Jan, so is Akshay Kumar’s social viable film, PadMan.
Both these films, have created sufficient buzz the last few months, the first because of its historical albeit controversial nature, and the other being Akshay’s step further into bringing important social causes to attention. Before finding out the eventual box office results after the film’s release, we were inquisitive to find out which film had the audiences more interested! Masala! carried out a social media poll, where we asked audiences, “As we all know Padman and Padmaavat are both going to release on the same day- January 25th. Which film are you more excited about? And why?” Any guesses who won the pre-release battle? It was none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat! The film that has gathered so much attention over the months still has audiences super interested, and we aren’t surprised why!
PadMan wasn’t too far behind either. A reader said, “I would go for PadMan over Padmaavat any day. Yes I'm liberal but I feel a movie with a social cause is much more valuable and worth watching than to watch a movie which is apparently based on fiction and show distorted history (I didn't mention that the movie distorts history and all that controversial aspects to the film).” Others who supported PadMan, praised Sonam’s acting chops, saying they would prefer seeing her on screen as compared to Deepika Padukone.
However, Padmaavat was the clear winner!