Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer Kalank made its starry entry to the box-office a few days ago. The multi-starrer big budget film is touted as Karan Johar’s one of the most ambitious projects. Now, one look at the trailer and everyone was busy comparing the starring similarities of the Kalank set with a Sanjay Leela Bhansali set. However, in an interview, Alia revealed what Sanjay had to say about the Kalank teaser. Kalank Box Office Collection Day 3: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt's Multi-Starrer Is Inching Towards Rs 50 Crore Mark.
When Alia was probed about the comparison between Kalank and Bhansali films and drawing inspiration for her song "Ghar More Pardesiya" from Bhansali films, the Raazi star said, “Yes, it's more Bhansali like but actually, technically speaking, no one has really touched that world except for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And Abhishek [Varman, director of Kalank] himself is a very big self-proclaimed, self-confessed fan. So he is very inspired by him. Even when I met Sanjay sir I told him please tell me what do you think about the teaser and he really liked it.”
Varun Dhawan, who was also a part of the interaction, added to the conversation saying, "Even when I met him, when he knew about this film, he said, 'Mujhe koi kuch poochta hi nahi hai (nobody asks me anything). Madhuri-Alia together, I would love to work on a song, give music to a song on them.' I had in fact then asked Alia that what did he say to you when he saw your song." Kalank Box Office: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s Film Will Find It Difficult to Make Itself Profitable – Here’s Why
Kalank stars an ensemble cast of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt. The movie emerged as the biggest opener of 2019 by making Rs 21.6 crore on its opening day. However, the movie garnered mixed reviews and failed to impress the critics and audiences alike.
Interestingly, Alia will soon begin working with SLB for her upcoming project Inshallah. The movie will star Salman Khan as the lead opposite to her.