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Varun Dhawan’s ‘October’ registers decent numbers over the 2nd weekend!
Varun Dhawan‘s ‘October’ released on 13th April at the ticket window. The film was praised by the critics as well as the audience for its unique plot. The film marked the debut of Banita Sandhu.
The film stands with a grand total of 39.33 crores at the box office. This Varun Dhawan starrer earned a total of 30.24 crores. In its first week, it collected Rs 5.04 crore on Friday, Rs 7.47 crore on Saturday, Rs 7.74 crore on Sunday, Rs 2.70 crore on Monday, Rs 2.61 crore on Tuesday, Rs 2.43 crore on Wednesday, Rs 2.25 crore on Thursday. Whereas in the second week, ‘October’ registered Rs 1.89 crore on Friday, Rs 3.42 crore on Saturday, Rs 3.78 crore on Sunday.
The film is currently facing a tough competition from Ishan Katter’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’ and Abhay Deol – Patralekhaa’s ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’. According to the box office trend, the film should cross the 50 crore mark at the box office. (Also Read: Watch: This video of Varun Dhawan training hard, will truly inspire you)
Recently, filmmaker Sarika Mahesh Mene has alleged that Shoojit Sircar’s October is a copy of her Marathi film, titled Aarti – The Unknown Love Story (2017).
Sarika told Hindustan Times, “Aarti… is based on a real incident that happened with my brother, Sunny Pawar, and [his late girlfriend] Aarti Makwana. October is way too similar to their story and my film. I’m not saying all this without watching October. Obviously, they’ve added a few cosmetic changes, but how are the events, approach etc so similar? They start off showing a hotel where the characters are interns; my film starts with a newspaper office where Sunny and Aarti are interns. Then Shiuli falls from a terrace asking about Dan; in my film, Aarti, while on a trip with friends, is shown lost in thoughts and her friends point out that she was thinking about Sunny when the accident happened. Much like Shiuli’s mother asks Dan to concentrate on his work, Aarti’s mother says the same to Sunny — here, even the dialogues are similar.”
She added, “I’ve approached SWA, IMPPA, and Marathi Kala Mandal, among others.”
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