Mumbai: Sharman Joshi is all set to star in the sequel of hit film ‘Rock On!!’. The film which was a smash hit in 2009, was a story about four friends and the musical journey as a band.
Produced by Farhan Akhtar and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film had Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny and Farhan in the lead. In the end of the film, Luke’s character dies. In the sequel, Sharman will reportedly play the fourth band mate.
Speaking to a daily, a source said, “Sharman Joshi is extremely close to Farhan, since they have been school friends. Earlier, Sharman was offered a role in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ but somehow, it did not work out. Farhan has wanted to work with him for a long time. It is only now that things have fallen into place and Sharman is finally a part of the ‘Rock On!!’ sequel. Though they have not collaborated till date, they have been close buddies. They have always discussed scripts and films with each other.”
One of the most promising actors of his times, Sharman has been part of two huge films in the past-‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘3 Idiots’. Post the success of ‘3 Idiots’ Sharman has been getting lot of offers but he has been picky of the roles.
“People have seen the rushes of ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ and they can’t believe that it is him. Everyone in the industry has always acknowledged that he was a good actor but what they have seen in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’ is outstanding. This was what helped him clinch the role in Rock On!! sequel.”