Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer Kalank enjoyed a huge first day at the box office by raking in Rs 21.60 crore and emerged as the biggest opener of the year. But the film witnessed a drastic dip yesterday, as it was a usual working day the film collected Rs 11.45 crore at the box office. Kalank now stands with the grand total of Rs 33.05 crore. The drop is around 40 per cent from the opening day, which is decent since it released on the partial holiday of Mahavir Jayanti.
Kalank will now benefit from the partial holiday of Good Friday today, and we are expecting the film to earn over Rs 20 crore and cross the Rs 50 crore mark. The extended opening week of nine days is very crucial for Kalank as once Avengers: Endgame arrives next week, the Bollywood magnum opus will face severe screen crunch. From the ensemble cast of Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunal Kemmu, the audience have praised the performance of Varun Dhawan and called it one of his best.
Interestingly, Varun's character of Zafar was earlier offered to Shah Rukh Khan. Talking about the same, Varun said, "I do not think Shah Rukh sir has any emotional attachment with the part that I play in Kalank, because he was just approached along with other actors when the makers had initially decided to make the film. In fact, Kajol and Ajay Devgn were supposed to play the parts that now Alia and Aditya are playing. But things did not materialise then."
Since Kalank received mixed reviews, it'll be interesting to see how the film will perform in the coming days. Our critic Urmimala Banerjee has given the film three stars and reviewed, "Kalank is a fabulously mounted film with great performances. If you can overlook the length, it will be a good watch. This has to be one of Varun Dhawan's best." So, are you planning to watch the film in the coming days? Tweet to us @bollywood_life
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