Varun Dhawan starrer October is having a good run at the box office during the first week. The Shoojit Sircar directorial has managed to charm the critics and even the audience is warming up to this unusual tale. October has collected a total of Rs 25.56 crore until Tuesday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, tweeted the latest collection of the film amd worte, “#October is ROCK-STEADY… Metros/plexes are consistently contributing to the revenue… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr, Mon 2.70 cr, Tue 2.61 cr. Total: ₹ 25.56 cr. India biz.”
The unusual love story is being lauded by critics and fans but it is uncertain if the film will maintain its steady pace. However, it is too soon to say anything as the word of mouth promotion might just work in favor of the film.
#October is ROCK-STEADY… Metros/plexes are consistently contributing to the revenue… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr, Mon 2.70 cr, Tue 2.61 cr. Total: ₹ 25.56 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 18, 2018
Banita Sandhu, who made her debut in Bollywood with October, has been welcomed to the industry with open arms, with celebrities lauding her portrayal of Shiuli. Recently, the actor took to her Instagram and shared how being Shiuli has empowered her and made her appreciate herself.
Sharing a video of how Shoojit Sircar chopped her hair off, Banita wrote how she was tensed, uncomfortable and had hidden her look from everyone around. She mentioned, “Hours before cutting my hair, Shoojit Sir told me I would be fearless for it. A few days after it was done, Juhi asked me if I felt freer. I replied, no. I didn’t feel anything. I was still hiding behind Shiuli. Then, when the film had wrapped and I returned to London I almost instinctively and religiously wore wigs so I wouldn’t feel exposed. However, after prolonged use, the wigs got uncomfortable, the hats got sweaty and itchy and so, one day, I was forced to wear my hair, whatever little had grown back, in public. Slowly, I began to realise how much I used to hide behind my hair and that I was using wigs and hats to compensate for it. Seeing myself, without any of these distractions, I began to appreciate Banita – with or without hair.”
She also thanked Shoojit for making her Shiuli of October and in the process, making her fearless.