Abhishek Kapoor back with original cast for `Rock On` sequel

New Delhi: Director Abhishek Kapoor, who shot to fame with his 2008 release ‘Rock On’, is excited to be back with the sequel of the film starring the same lead actors.

The original movie starred actor-director Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli. The film marked Farhan`s acting and singing debut and enjoyed immense popularity. It also won Arjun a National award.

"We are working on the script of `Rock On 2` right now. It will have the same team with some new characters coming in. I am happy and excited about it, hopefully by next year it will go on floors," Kapoor said.

The director recalled how he initially wanted to cast leading Bollywood actors for the original film but nobody took up the film as it was a multi-starrer.

"When I was doing `Rock On` I went to so many stars but nobody agreed to it because they didn`t want to share screen space with so many actors. For Arjun Rampal`s role I approached many other actors because I didn`t even know Arjun at that time to offer it to him.

"And even though Farhan was in the film nobody agreed to it. But when the film became a huge hit it convinced me that stars don`t determine the future of a movie," Kapoor added.

The director is currently busy shooting and promoting his upcoming film ‘Kai Po Che’, based on Chetan Bhagat`s novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’.