They charmed us in every possible manner, taking us through a roller coaster music-a-thon filled with dollops of human emotions, friendship, love, pathos, a huge fallout and the silver lining of a reunion. Rock On, one of the most iconic films ever to be made in Bollywood marked the coalesce of two superior gems in the form of director Abhishek Kapoor and the director-turned-actor-and-singer Farhan Akhtar. Trudging on the crevices through the peripheral nuances of a musical gang or band, Rock On had infused a certain breath of freshness to the way films were perceived back then.
Turning out to be huge for the makers, both in terms of critical and commercial appreciation, Rock On headed high in the list of India’s most valuable films. But as soon as Rock On got over, news of a terrible fallout between closest buddies- Farhan and Abhishek, rocked the tabloid pieces nationwide. Reason being Farhan opting out of Gattu’s Kai Po Che! where he turned down the role of Ishan, later played to perfected brilliance by Sushant Singh Rajput. Farhan’s conspicuous absence from the film’s screening well established the fact that this lovey-dovey sweet friendship had definitely turned sour! But Farhan made up to it with a heartfelt congratulatory message to the Kai Po Che! team via his Twitter account and also joined the team at the film’s success party. The film, which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel raked in a whooping 50 crores from the domestic box office, by doubling the investment.
In an attempt to bury the hatchet, Farhan and Abhishek discussed and got back together during the success party, with the two friends deciding to let bygones be bygones as they envisioned a newer version to the Rock On franchise. Yes, rumours are rife that the two have joined hands again to collaborate and make the sequel to the hugely-successful Rock On and Abhishek is reported to have locked down on a script draft as well. The other cast members are yet to be finalized but an announcement is expected soon. Abhishek, whose currently busy planning his next with Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput, titled Fitoor has also managed to cajole Farhan don the mic yet again. Farhan will get back to his singing spree and he might just be mouthing few songs from the sequel that is planned already. Remember the Rock On or the Socha Hai numbers becoming the cult of Indian band performances? Well nevertheless, Rock On 2 would be even better, we presume!
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