Kalank box office collection: Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan's period drama earns Rs 21.60 cr on opening day
Kalank, directed by 2 States helmer Abhishek Varman, was released across 4,000 screens in the country.
The release of Kalank has led to various debates on the film's treatment of Partition, and the ensemble cast's acting (with most critics praising Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur). Despite the criticism on certain accounts, the film has managed to garner Rs 21.60 crore on its opening day (Wednesday).
#Kalank starts with a bang... Emerges biggest opener of 2019 *so far*... Plexes terrific... Impressive cast and hype + massive screen count  + #MahavirJayanti holiday have contributed to a big total... Wed ₹ 21.60 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2019
The fact that Wednesday was a holiday on account of Mahavir Jayanti could be one of the main reasons for the considerable earnings. Other factors which played a role was the massive number of screens that the film was released in (4,000). This figure of Rs 21.60 crore makes the film the biggest opener of 2019 so far.
Also featuring Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt, Kalank has been helmed by 2 States director Abhishek Varman.
In an Instagram post, producer Karan Johar recollected that the film was actually conceptualised by his father, Yash, 15 years ago. It was the last film he worked on before he passed away. The filmmaker had called the film a 'story of turbulent relationships and eternal love.'
Kalank has been backed by Fox Star Studios, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
'Darling Multiverse', says Vijay Varma as his Darlings with Alia Bhatt takes the highest global opening on OTT
Taking to his social media, Vijay shared a selfie with a poster of his co-star Alia Bhatt from the time of his sets on 'Darlings'. Marking the huge milestone achieved by their film, he wrote in the caption - 'Darling Multiverse'
The filmmaker added, "I remember meeting her, she looked unwell and that day she had an almost one-page dialogue to deliver. I asked if she'll be ok and she said she would."
Zaheer Iqbal and Sonakshi Sinha are rumoured to be in a relationship but neither of the two has denied or confirmed the same so far.