“There’s not much romance in ‘Rock On 2’ because the romance is with the music in the film. So hopefully you’ll see me doing romance with my guitar in ‘Rock On 2’,” said Arjun to queries about the presence of romance in the film, while at the trailer launch of “Ishq Forever”.
“Ishq Forever” co-producer-writer Shabeer Boxwala, was the writer of Arjun’s debut film, “Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat” and his film opposite Aishwarya Rai, “Dil Ka Rishta”.
The first part of the franchise, “Rock On” also didn’t feature much of romance. Arjun shared some love scenes with Shahana Goswami’s character in the film before the band separates. But after their marriage, cracks develop between the two. Similarly the story between the characters of Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai was also an on-off relationship in terms of love.
Though the music of the film will obviously be a crucial pillar of the film, the casting of Shraddha Kapoor in the sequel had ignited hopes that the romance factor would be more prominent considering her track record of romantic hits like “Aashiqui 2” and “Ek Villain”.
Asked about his absence from the media recently, Arjun said: “I was shooting for ‘Rock On 2’ in Shillong, which is very far from here. It’s going good. Half of the film has been completed and the Mumbai schedule is remaining which will commence from January 15.”
The cast of the film has been posting regular pictures and selfies from Shillong. The director of the first part, Abhishek Kapoor was involved in dispute with the producers – a matter they’ve resolved eventually and now he will be given story credits for the sequel along with Pubali Chaudhuri.