Varun Dhawan's Dan comes from a special place

A still from'October

A still from'October

He stated that he went by his instinct and had followed through with Shoojit for nearly a year to cast him in his film. Previously, Varun had mentioned that he did not do October thinking of box office numbers. "Good thing about Varun Dhawan, despite his success with films, for him to do this kind of film, an unusual and unconventional story, that is really courageous", he said.

Despite not being a typical Varun Dhawan masala film, the film minted Rs. 5.04 crores on its opening day.

Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the collections. "He tweeted, "#October shows a SUPER 48.21% GROWTH on Sat. Metros/plexes are clearly contributing heavily to the revenue. And if the positive word of mouth continues, the film may rake in good moolah before fading away at the commercial circuits. The film, helmed by ace filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, has been one of the most anticipated films of this year as Varun Dhawan was never seen in this kind of a role before. Friday 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr. With an unusual storyline, October is completely a performance-driven film. "October comes from an extremely special place in my heart because my career forwarded I just felt that I started becoming more selfish and I wanted to do a selfless character like Dan". Also, the limited number of screens restricted the film's box-office business. "Let's not lose the humanity in human and that's what I wanted to say with October", he added. "For "October", that was one of the main reasons why I chose Banita for the lead role opposite Varun".

Bankrolled by Rising Sun Films & Kino Works, "October" is scripted by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi.

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