Making a sequel is a challenge, says “Rock on!! 2” director

Shraddha Kapoor is the new face of the sequel.

Shraddha Kapoor is the new face of the sequel.

Making a sequel may be exciting but can also be a daunting task to match expectations of the first part, because usually sequels follow on the heels of a block buster.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who on Friday released the teaser of his film “Rock on!! 2” says making a sequel  is a big challenge.

“Most importantly, we have a certain responsibility to the sequel and the people who have really kept the memories of the film alive so that while watching, the audience would feel that we have made the film with same sincerity and love,” he told reporters.

“The biggest challenge is to live up to the audience expectation,” he added.

“Rock On!!”, a 2008 rock musical, launched the acting careers of Prachi Desai and Farhan. Farhan even produced the film, which also stars Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli and “Rock On 2″ is a sequel to the film.

The film was about the fate of a Mumbai-based rock band Magik, members of which reunite after a decade-long split.

The sequel has been shot in Shillong and also includes a folk song in Khassi.

Talking about music he says that the crew had got matured by 8 years. “We have included instruments like Keyboard, Sarod. It will be interesting as the writing is little more matured from the first one,” he said.

Directed by Shujaat Saudagar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the film stars Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, Purab Kohli reprising their roles.

New entrant Shraddha Kapoor will be sharing screen space with Farhan Akhtar.

The film will be released on November 11. – CINEWS

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