While Shraddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were roped in for the sequel to Rock On!! (2008) a while back, there is another important role in the film, for which no actor has been signed till now. The role is that of a small-town boy, who will play Shraddha’s love interest. The producers, Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani, are considering three actors for the part.
A source says, “One of them is Ayushmann Khurrana, who is high on the success of Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The other actor who is being considered is Anshuman Jha, of Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) fame, who has impressed the makers with his acting, and has even done a few workshops with Abhishek Banerjee (casting director). The third person is Shashank Arora, who made his Bollywood debut with Kanu Behl’s Titli earlier this year.
They are yet to take a decision, but everything is likely to be finalised within a week.” When we contacted Ayushmann, the actor said he had no knowledge of any such development. “This is news to me. Nobody from their team has reached out to me,” he reveals.
We tried reaching Ritesh, but he remained unavailable for a comment.