It took the makers of musical drama Rock On!! eight years to come up with a sequel, and producer Ritesh Sidhwani says they were in search of the right story to take the franchise forward.
The 2008 hit film featured Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai (both in their Bollywood acting debut), Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli among others.
Rock On!! 2, directed by debutant Shujaat Saudagar, reunites most of its cast with an addition of Shraddha Kapoor and will emulate passion for music, friendship and aims to give audience some ear-pleasing music like the first movie.
“We were waiting for the right script to take this franchise forward and the best part about this script is that it offers a platform for the next generation to take centre stage,” Ritesh said in a statement.
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Farhan, who also made his singing debut with the movie, says the movie will remain close to his heart.
“Rock on!! will always remain one of my most special films since it opened a new chapter in my life, of acting. Thereon, I got a chance to explore even more interesting opportunities and continue learning,” said the 42-year-old actor.
“Now that we are releasing the sequel, the same excitement is there and we hope this one receives a lot more love from the audiences,” he said.
The sequel, which like the first film has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, will release on November 11.