|Farhan Akhtar’s films have always managed to do good business at the box office, but he never anticipated the stupendous success of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Now, as the movie has entered the elite club of 100-crore grossers, and has earned him the adulation of thousands of fans, the actor is gearing up for his next.
Farhan Akhtar’s next will be Rock On 2 -- a sequel to his acting debut film Rock On. So, after portraying Milkha Singh on the big screen, the actor will be back in his rock star avatar for the sequel of Rock On. The film also launched his singing career as he crooned most of the tracks in it.
It’s learnt that Farhan is very excited about the sequel and wants to capitalize on his new-earned fame. If all goes well, Farhan will start shooting for the movie by the year end, claim sources.
The Rock On sequel will also be produced by Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production company, Excel Entertainment. However, the director Abhishek Kapoor of the original will not helm the sequel; instead a new director might get a chance. Reports suggest that Farhan and Ritesh might bring in a younger director to direct the sequel.
Earlier, there were rumours about a tiff between Farhan and Abhishek, but the presence of Farhan at the success bash of Kai Po Che! has put an end to all such rumours.
Written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and co. and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Rock On was a story about four college friends, their rock band Magik, and their friendship. The critically acclaimed movie won seven Filmfare awards, and marked the successful Bollywood debut of Farhan Akhtar (as an actor) and Prachi Desai.