After Kesari, we saw a huge number of cinemagoers entering the theatres and credit for that goes to Kalank, which shattered many records on its first day by raking in Rs 21.60 crore. With this total, the cross-border period drama has become Varun Dhawan's biggest opener of all-time beating films like Dilwale, Judwaa 2 and ABCD 2.
Top openers of Varun Dhawan
Kalank - Rs 21.60 crore
Dilwale - Rs 21 crore
Judwaa 2 - Rs 16.10 crore
ABCD 2 - Rs 14.30 crore
Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Rs 12.25 crore
Dishoom - Rs 11.05 crore
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Rs 9.02 crore
Sui Dhaaga Made In India - Rs 8.30 crore
Student of the Year - Rs 7.48 crore
Badlapur - Rs 7 crore
Main Tera Hero - Rs. 6.60 crore
October - Rs 5.04 crore
Interestingly, Varun's character of Zafar was earlier offered to Shah Rukh Khan. Talking on that, 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 were not materialised then."
He also shared his experience on playing Zafar and said, "Though playing an arrogant individual wasn't something emotionally taxing because I think there is an arrogance that we all have, but understanding the reason behind his arrogance was interesting... That why a young guy is always talking down to people around him. Also, it was physically exhausting." (sic)
Varun also revealed that more than the cast, Kalank is special for filmmaker Karan Johar as the idea of this film was conceptualised by his late father Yash Johar. "I think more than all of us, Karan is feeling the pressure. It is a very special film for him because it was the dream of Yash uncle to make the film. So, on one hand, it is his father's vision that is coming true, and on another, after 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...', he is coming up with such a huge multi-starrer. Of course, we are on the poster of the film so people are thinking we are feeling the pressure, but I think its Karan."
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