Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt Starrer Kalank Preponed Because of Avengers: Endgame

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt began their Bollywood careers together with Karan Johar’s directorial Student of the Year. Since that movie, the audience has loved them being paired together. Each of their three outings together has been huge hits and Kalank will be their fourth collaboration. It will be the biggest ensemble of the year featuring a stellar star cast, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt along with Varun and Alia.

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

The period drama set in the 1940s was slated to open to theatres on April 19, 2019, but now, as per a tabloid report, the movie’s release date has been preponed to April 17, 2019. The source regarding this revealed,

“The idea is to capitalise on Mahavir Jayanti as well as Good Friday, besides Saturday and Sunday. It’s an extended weekend with two partial holidays. And going by past records, it’s a good time for a big film to release.”

The source further added,

“It’s a well-thought-out business decision to advance the opening.”

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

What is interesting to note is that, now Kalank will get to avoid certain competition with Marvel’s upcoming big saga, Avengers: Endgame which is scheduled for an April 26 release. Marvel enjoys a huge fandom in the country and now that Varun and Alia starrer will have a nine-day window as opposed to the usual 7-day window, the next week’s big release won’t cut out much of their box office collection. Sure, the makers would have considered this too while changing the date of the movie.

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

Last couple of days, Karan has been teasing fans with unveiling posters of the movie’s characters. In the first look posters of the ‘Men of Kalank’, we see Sanjay Dutt as the ferocious Balraj Chaudhary in a heavy salt and pepper beard, Aditya Roy Kapur who will be playing Sanjay Dutt’s son, Dev Chaudhary, standing in a white kurta amidst fire around him, and a fierce look of the handsome young man, Varun Dhawan as Zafar. His kohl-eyed look expresses his angst right.

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

Then, we got to see the ‘Women of Kalank’ yesterday, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. We saw, Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begum oozing grace and simplicity, wearing a maangpatti and pulling off the character with utmost elegance, Sonakshi Sinha as Satya looking captivating as ever, with her eyes filled with love, and Alia Bhatt dressed in traditional Indian attire as Roop with a veil and stunning face jewellery.

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

Beginning the process of sharing stills and first looks from the movie, Karan, on Wednesday had posted a picture on Instagram with a heartfelt caption along with it, citing this movie’s emotional attachment to the filmmaker. He wrote:

“A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago….a film I passionately believe in…the last film my father worked on before he left us….it was his dream to see this film come through….I couldn’t fulfil his dream then….my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid….the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice….the film has been woven,nurtured and visualised by ABHISHEK VARMAN….and the film Is KALANK! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on…..TOMORROW the journey begins…..am excited …anxious and emotional about this one…I do hope you join us on our path to undying love…..#KALANK”

Kalank Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan Avengers: Endgame

The movie is directed by Abhishek Varman set during the partition of India. It will be financially backed by none other than Karan Johar. All in all, we are eagerly waiting to see this great ensemble on screen very soon.

Now, the movie will release 2 days earlier, on Wednesday, on April 17.


Ayushi Jain

The Weirder Twin. Socially Awkward Cancerian. Loves words, not much when spoken. Tends to Doodle. Mostly found binging shows and movies. And is a big Time Procrastinator!
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