Karan Johar's production venture Kalank took a phenomenal start by raking in Rs 21.60 crore at the box office on its first day. The partial holiday of Mahavir Jayanti boosted the business of the film and as a result, it shattered the business of Kesari, Total Dhamaal and other biggies to become the biggest opener of the year. Apart from achieving this milestone, the film has turned out to be Alia's highest opener of all-time beating Gully Boy, which released this year in February.
Biggest openers of Alia Bhatt
Kalank - Rs 21.60 crore
Gully Boy - Rs 19.40 crore
Shaandaar - Rs 13.10 crore
Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Rs 12.25 crore
2 States - Rs 11.75 crore
Udta Punjab - Rs 10.05 crore
Student Of The Year - Rs 9 crore
Looking at the opening day collections, we are hoping the film enjoys a huge first weekend and earns around Rs 90 crore in that period. Talking about her character Roop, Alia earlier said, "She is a girl with a lot of values of modern day. She may not be doing all the right things in life but her intention is not bad. She is emotional. Since she is vulnerable and burdened by the journey of life, but at the same time with all her complexity, she is adorable. The challenging part was to make her likeable... Hopefully, people will like it."
Coming to Kalank, the film features the ensemble cast of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Kunal Kemmu and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles. The music of the film is composed by Pritam, while the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Ace lensman Binod Pradhan has cranked the camera for the film. It is released in 4000 screens across the country making it the widest release for Alia and Varun.
Produced under the banners of Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala and Grandson and Fox Star Studios, the film is directed by Abhishek Varman, who previously helmed Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's 2 States.
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