Actor-turned-director Abhishek Kapoor is a happy man. His film Rock On!! has bagged two National Awards for Best Hindi Film and Best Supporting Actor (Arjun Rampal), and he’s still celebrating. “The euphoria over Rock On!! was so overwhelming that it was hard to get my head together,” he says.
So when is Part Two coming, is the obvious query. “I don’t want to rush into a sequel even though I know it’s the fashionable and economically intelligent thing to do,” says Kapoor. “Rock On!! was a film made from the heart and I don’t want to exploit it commercially. I do plan to carry the story forward, but it is too premature to talk about the plot or the casting.”
Kapoor is currently busy with a film script that he has been working on for the last year. Buzz is that he is reworking Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 Mistakes Of My Life.
Just a regular guy
Since Rock On!! was partly his own story, is he a rock star, too? “No way!” he says. “I started out as an actor, but then moved to writing and directing because it gave me more control over the medium. Even today, if a good role comes up, I’d be game.”
Meanwhile, the rumour mill has it that Abhishek, who at one time was linked with actress Twinkle Khanna and more recently, with Shruti Haasan and Kim Sharma, has a special lady in his life. He says, “No names, it’s somewhat complicated.” Is she an actor? He laughs, “At the end of the day, aren’t we all actors?”