The first poster of Rock On 2 aka Rock On!! 2 has released and has brought back fond memories of the first film starring Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai and Shahana Goswami. The Indian rock fans were in for a surprise in 2008 when Farhan Akhtar’s film Rock On!! actually turned out to be good. The film, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, was not the first film based on rock bands and rock music in India. Attempts had been made earlier but not to this scale. What worked in Rock On was the story that was inspired by a real-life band and real people. And, of course, the music was really good. Shankar Ehsaan Loy gave us songs we still listen to, and Farhan Akhtar the actor as well as the singer was born. He was earlier only the hotshot director of cool films like Aamir Khan-Preity Zinta starrer Dil Chahta Hai and Hrithik Roshan-Preity Zinta starrer Lakshya.
Rock On 2 will be different, as it will show how the characters have again moved on and how they come together. Also, the director has changed. Rock On 2 is helmed by debutant Shujaat Saudagar. But the good news is that most of the cast of Rock On has been retained in Rock On 2 either in full-fledged roles or special appearances. And the icing on the cake is that actress-singer Shraddha Kapoor is a part of Rock On 2! Shashank Arora also joins in as the bass player in the band Magik.
Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “Woohooo! Here we go… #RockOn2 poster. #ReliveTheMagik”. Before that, last night he had tweeted, “The bands back with a new line up!! #RockOn2 first poster breaks tomorrow at 10am. Are you ready? #RelivetheMagik.” Shraddha Kapoor also tweeted, “And HERE IT IS! @ShujaatSaudagar @FarOutAkhtar @rampalarjun @Purab_Kohli @ShashankSArora #ReliveTheMagik #RockOn2.” Director Shujaat Saudagar tweeted, “@ShraddhaKapoor coolest guys hanging with the coolest rocker chick! @FarOutAkhtar @rampalarjun @Purab_Kohli @ShashankSArora”. He added, “Thank you @ShraddhaKapoor for revealing this! The wait is over! #RockOn2 #ReliveTheMagik.”
Arjun Rampal said on Twitter, “Ok!We doing it again.But hey check this Magik out!!!It’s super special.Cause it’s just special. #ReliveTheMagik.” Since these tweets, B’towners have been gushing about the poster and the film’s stars have been thanking them. Take a look!
Rock On 2 releases on November 11, 2016. Mark the date for a great story on friendship and love with some great music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy!