Malang Box Office: Starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor amongst others, the romantic thriller seems to be gradually making its place among the audiences. The film enjoyed a pretty good pre-release buzz, which helped it open on a decent note. Now, the Mohit Suri film has taken a further leap and witnessed a growth in its graph.
For the unversed, while the expectations remained around 5-6 crores, Malang opened up to collections of 6.71 crores on its first day. There has been competition from multiple releases like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Jawaani Jaaneman and Street Dancer 3D, but the film is pretty well managing to pull its target audience to the ticket windows.
As per the early trends flowing in, Malang has added another 8-9 crores to its collections yesterday, i.e, its day 2. Which means, the film witnessed a jump of almost 30-35%, which is appreciable! The overall collections will now somewhere stand between 14.71-15.71 crores, and if this pace continues, the film can actually collect bounty in its first weekend.
Filmmaker Mohit Suri is strictly against nepotism and he insists he casts actors on the basis of merit and suitability for a role.
Opening up on why he chose Aditya Roy Kapur as leading man for his upcoming flick Malang, despite the fact that the actor’s last few films have bombed, he told IANS: “Without sounding pompous I’d like to mention that I have never really cast an actor for his commercial viability. As long as he or she fits my role I cast him. I had cast him in ‘Aashqui 2′ before which he had done character roles in a couple of films but not lead role. When I met him I felt he would be the perfect choice for Aashiqui 2. Now for Malang, I felt he is capable of doing this kind of a role where he will grow up from a hippi to a hero. Also, I come from Mahesh Bhatt’s school, we make films based on who is right for the role and not because someone is somebody’s son or daughter.”