Malang Box Office: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani’s romantic thriller has opened on a decent note. Although the film received rave reviews from most critics, the film seem to be still struggling to create that buzz amongst the audiences. Also, multiple options at the ticket windows including the thunderous Tanhaji, along with Jawaani Jaaneman and Street Dancer 3D is dividing the audience.
Albeit, the film has opened up on the lines of the trade expectations. As per the early trends flowing in, Malang has added 5.5-6.5 crores to its kitty on Day 1. The film enjoyed a huge pre-release buzz with the promos but somehow needs to get better at converting that into footfalls at the ticket windows. Today being a Saturday, the film is expected to witness growth and that will majorly decide where the film is upto in its first weekend.
Meanwhile, in order to fit into his role in Malang, actor Aditya Roy Kapur needed to transform his physical appearance. In the trailer and promos of the film, he can be seen flaunting his muscular body, and Aditya says it was not easy for him to bring about the changes in his body.
“(Director) Mohit Suri and I were clear that there will be two different looks, and the character had to go through both mental and physical transformation. Changing physicality actually started changing my state of mind as well, and helped me find the character. All the people I consulted told me that when you’re building muscles, you need eight to 12 weeks completely off everything else when you are training. We started the shoot with the younger portion (of the character), which required me to be lean. I psyched myself to hit the gym even though we were shooting for 12 to 14 hours,” Aditya told IANS.