The release date of Kalank, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer film has been preponed in order to observe an extended weekend of 5 days. Helmed by Abhishek Varman, will now release on April 17, which was earlier slated to release on April 19. The shift in the release date is a business decision taken by producer Karan Johar considering Hollywood film ‘Avengers: End Game’ which will hit the screens on April 26. ‘Kalank’ will observe a nine-day run at the box office prior to the Hollywood release.
IT'S FINAL… #Kalank to release on 17 April 2019 [was slated for release on 19 April 2019 initially]… Will be a 5-day *extended* opening weekend… Teaser will be out on 12 March 2019.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 9, 2019
A source close to the development said, “The idea is to capitalize 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 upcoming period drama is directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Fox Star Studios. The film stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Kunal Khemu, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Music has been given by Pritam while Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainments are the distributing companies of the film. The period drama film is set against the partition and Indian independence struggle in the 1940s.