Till a few days ago, rumours were rife about Farhan Akhtar’s ‘fallout’ with friend Abhishek Kapoor, who had directed Rock On! (2008) for Farhan’s company Excel Entertainment. It was also reported that due to the rift, Abhishek chose UTV over Excel for his next venture, Kai Po Che! Farhan and Abhishek, of course, denied such reports vehemently.
But now, all seems to be fine between Farhan and Abhishek as latter has signed Farhan’s father and top lyricist Javed Akhtar for his next venture.
Kai Po Che! will also see music director Amit Trivedi of Dev.D (2009) and Udaan (2010) fame working on the music. Confirms Manish Hariprasad, UTV creative head on Kai Po Che!: “Javed saab had written awesome lyrics for Abhishek’s Rock On!. We are glad that he is writing the lyrics for Kai Po Che! as well. He (Javed Akhtar), Amit and Abhishek understand each other very well, and that’s why making the music of Kai Po Che! has been a fun filled exercise.'”
Even as Abhishek is busy shooting for his next venture, it’s believed that the director will be working with Farhan’s company on Rock On 2. Part of the script has already been finalised for the sequel. “Rock On 2’s screenplay is being worked on right now. I have heard the story and it’s fantastic. I hope it happens immediately after Rakeysh’s film,” Farhan told HT Café.
Kai Po Che! has been adapted from author Chetan Bhagat’s 2008 bestseller, The 3 Mistakes of My Life. The film is about three Ahmedabad-based friends who go on to pursue their dreams. After Rock On!, Abhishek will don the director’s hat after a three-year sabbatical.