One million people watched "Padmaavat" on its opening day, the film's maker Viacom 18 Motion said on Friday as it released across the country amid tight security at cinema halls.
It said in a statement that the team is "humbled" by the response to the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film, which released in over 4,000 screens across the country.
The Rs 150 crore lavishly mounted period drama finally released today amid protests that began in October soon after the trailer came out.
"We are humbled with the response we have received for Padmaavat. Over 1 million Indians have already watched the film and occupancy levels for shows are very strong across more than 4000 screens - with most running house-full. The feedback for the film has been overwhelming," the spokesperson of the production house said.
The film, which is also produced by Bhansali Productions, features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. It is based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic "Padmavat".