October is a 2018 Indian drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar, written by Juhi Chaturvedi and starring Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu (in her acting debut), and Gitanjali Rao in lead roles. It is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar under Rising Sun Films banner, and was released on 13 April 2018. Principal photography began in September 2017, and concluded in November 2017. The film is completely shot in Delhi at Dwarka with a few portions shot at Connaught Place, New Delhi and Defence Colony, South Delhi. In Delhi, it was also shot in a five-star hotel for 30 days where Varun Dhawan practiced as a hotel management student, performing his daily chores and the idea behind which was for Varun to grasp body-language and behaviour to bring more realism to his character in the film.