Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Antim-The Final Truth has ended its first week by collecting Rs. 29.35 crore at the box-office. The film started on a moderate note but due to the positive word of mouth, picked up pace as days passed by.
#Antim closes *Week 1* on a satisfactory note… #Maharashtra was the key contributor [50% occupancy]… Going forward, needs to maintain the pace in Week 2… Fri 5.03 cr, Sat 6.03 cr, Sun 7.55 cr, Mon 3.24 cr, Tue 2.90 cr, Wed 2.50 cr, Thu 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 29.35 cr. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/gmVollCFqD
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 3, 2021
In an interview with mid-day.com, while talking about his character, Salman Khan said, “I cannot play this character like [I did in] Dabangg, else it will look like Dabangg 4. This is a different [world] altogether,” begins Khan. “My character here takes orders and is humiliated, but he does what he needs to do. That’s what I liked about him. In the original Marathi film [Mulshi Pattern], the character had four or five scenes. I took that [track], and developed that character. I made a different film with that. I am a writer’s son, so I only look at the plot. This is [different from] the Marathi film I had seen.”
Antim sees him sharing screen space for the first time with brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, who plays a gangster, the antithesis to Khan’s cop. For the actor, portraying a Sikh character came with its share of responsibilities. “You need to portray the culture [honestly], and you should not demean anyone’s customs. So, when I was playing a Sardar, I had to make him righteous. My Sardar friends loved my look. Sardars look like warriors; that is what I wanted to showcase.”