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Director Abhishek Kapoor's Rock On sequel in controversy over credits

The sequel of Farhan Akhtar's 2008 hit Rock On is in the middle of a credit dispute. Writer Pubali Chaudhuri claims that she has written the script while director Abhishek Kapoor says she only helped. The Film Writers Association is investigating the matter.

bollywood Updated: Nov 03, 2014 12:58 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
Farhan Akhtar,Abhishek Kapoor,Pubali Chaudhary

The script of a long-awaited sequel to a 2008 film Rock On starring Farhan Akhtar has managed to generate controversy, with one of the writers allegedly denying the other credit.

A source from The Film Writers Association says, "Pubali Chaudhuri registered the script of the sequel and claims that it is her sole creation."

However, this has irked Abhishek Kapoor — also the director of the 2008 film — and he has filed a complaint with the association. The source explains, "Abhishek is not denying Pubali’s contribution, but he says the story was conceived and written by him. She further shaped it into a script. So, they should get equal credit. The association is checking their records and all evidence before they take a decision."

While Abhishek remained unavailable for a comment, Pubali confirmed the news, saying, "There is a dispute. I can’t speak about it in public as the case is still ongoing in the association."

First Published: Nov 01, 2014 10:57 IST