Oh No: The Rock On Sequel Is In Trouble Again!

Oh No: The Rock On Sequel Is In Trouble Again!

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A still from Rock On, Abhishek Kapoor
A still from Rock On, Abhishek Kapoor

We recently told you that Alia Bhatt might be the leading lady in Rock On 2 opposite Farhan Akhtar. And that was a ray of hope for everyone who has been eagerly awaiting this movie. After all, Rock On is a film that had touched many hearts and the news of its sequel had got all of excited. But the Excel Entertainment project never commenced as it was surrounded by a series of controversies as soon as its script was drafted.

Initially, the director of Rock On, Abhishek Kapoor was going to direct its next part too. However, it was later decided that another new director would come on board.

Abhishek’s film, Kai Po Che! was also going to be released under the banner of Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani‘s Excel Entertainment. But the production house refused to back the flick up stating a set of issues. That’s when UTV came into the picture and rescued Kapoor’s movie based on Chetan Bhagat‘s novel, The Three Mistakes Of My Life. And it turned out to be a success at the box-office.

Abhishek Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat
Abhishek Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat

Now, Abhishek has become a apart of yet another dispute. This time, it’s with script writer, Pubali Chaudhuri. Apparently, she claims that the story of Rock On 2 is her sole creation and that’s exactly what has left Kapoor miffed. The director affirms that he had also contributed generously in writing that script and deserves equal credit for it. He has filed a complaint against Pubali with the Film Writers Association. Phew!

It seems the Rock On fans will have to wait for a LONG time before its sequel sees the light of the day.