Rock On 2
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Rock On 2
Rock On 2 is an upcoming Indian Hindi musical drama film of 2016. Directed by Shujaat Saudagar, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. It stars Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Shashank Arora, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, and Purab Kohli in lead roles. And the Production company Excel Entertainment. Rock On II also was known as Rock On 2 and Rock On!! 2
Rock On 2, which is based on the sequel to the 2008 film, Rock On 2, is scheduled to release on the 11 November 2016. It is the first sequel of a musical in Bollywood.
1. Farhan Akhtar as Aditya Shroff
2. Shraddha Kapoor as Jiah Sharma
3. Arjun Rampal as Joseph “Joe” Mascarenhas
4. Purab Kohli as Kedar Zaveri/Killer Drummer
5. Prachi Desai as Sakshi Shroff, wife of an Aditya Shroff
6. Shashank Arora as Uday
7. Kumud Mishra as Jiah’s father
8. Shahana Goswami as Debbie Mascarenhas, wife of a Joseph Mascarenhas
The Shraddha Kapoor plays Jiah, an aspiring singer. And the Kapoor is an ardent fan of the original film and cites the recurring theme of the music band and friendship as her prime reason wanting to star in the sequel. After watching the movie in the theater, she told her father that if there be made a sequel, she would be in it. When Shraddha first heard that the filmmakers were making a sequel, she called up Ritesh Sidhwani director if she granted for a part. Shraddha met Sidhwani and the production team who wanted to hear her sing.
She gave a singing audition to the film composer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Although Kapoor had sung earlier in her previous films, that marks the first time that the singer-actress sings rock songs. While Growing up, she took training in classical music from her Nana, Pandharinath Kolhapure.
For the film, Shraddha undertook vocal training with Samantha Edwards, a jazz vocalist, to adapt the rock genre correctly.
Her biggest inspiration as a singer is her grandmother Lata Mangeshkarji and her mother Shivangi Kapoor, née Kolhapure. She said that part of what inspire her in the film was watching Farhan in the original film write his songs and perform them. Arjun Rampal was a little atheist and grew wary when he first heard about Kapoor’s involvement in the film since “Shraddha is from a different generation.” But, upon hearing her singing, it instead provided him inspiration.
Farhan Akhtar says: ‘Rock On 2’ is an entirely new story
The Actor-filmmaker and Farhan Akhtar musician, who is currently gearing up for the release of his rock musical drama film “Rock On 2”, says it is a new story but with the same actors from the original 2008 film.
“It’s completely a new story”, but the characters remain the same.
The 42-year-old star added: “This is a history of what appeared in the first film, but there is nothing actually from the first film that is carried forward into this film.”
Actress Shraddha Kapoor and Shashank Arora is the new addition to the cast.
“Rock On!!” traced the story of Magic, a Hindi rock band and its members, their lives, and friendship.
The film is sign with 10 various brand associations which work as promotional partners, such as Hexa from Tata Motors, Nutrilite, Vodafone, Amul, Boat Speakers, Regal Shoes, Spunk Apparels, Cromā, Hike Messenger and Zippo.
The Flim is scheduled to release on the 11 November 2016.