October Box Office Day 3: Starting on an average note, Varun Dhawan starrer October showed a good jump on day 2 collecting 7.47 crores and taking the total to 12.51 crores. A good jump on Sunday and stable weekdays is what the film aimed at.
The critical acclaim and the positive word of mouth has played a strong role for the increase of footfalls in the theatres. As per the early trends flowing in, the movie has collected in the range of 8-10 crores on its day 3. This will take the movie’s total of 1st weekend in the range of 20-22 crores.
Varun Dhawan, who made his Bollywood debut with an out-and-out commercial film Student Of The Year and has experimented with a serious avatar in Badlapur and now in October, says he is not open to the idea of being typecast.
“I do not want to be typecast,” Varun told IANS.
“Whether it’s going to be a Hindi film, a commercial film, an art film, or whatever… Whatever role I do should entertain people and that’s what I set out to do. As a person, I cannot stay on one movie for very long and if I do a very serious film, I need to do a comedy film.”
“So I get into another film which is like October, offering a different tone and talking about different kind of love,” the 30-year-old added in an email interview.
Co-produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, October, released on April 13, celebrates love, nature and the autumn season.
Varun’s last few films, including Judwaa 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania did great business at the box office. How does he maintain his calm when a film either becomes a hit or a flop.
“Once the film releases, I am the happiest. I am the happiest while shooting the films and even during the marketing of the film. When the film releases, people talk about it and put you on a high and you enjoy that phase, but it’s not only about that.”