Farhan Akhtar recently shot for upcoming film, ‘Rock On 2’ in Shillong along with a local band, ‘Summersalt’, known for their tribal sounds and the message that their music portrays.
The band comprises Kitkupar Shangpliang, the lead vocalist, Ador Shangpliang who plays the Duitara, playback singer Pynsuk Syiemiong, Dawadhok Shangpliang on the drums and home tools, Baiaineh Shangpliang on the bass guitar and Gregory Ford Nongrum on the electric guitar.
A spokesperson said, “The band has already composed a number for ‘Rock On 2′, a trans fusion track which is a mix of traditional Khasi music, rock, acoustic style, with a pinch of jazz-funk.”
Farhan, who left for Shillong last week, was joined by Arjun Rampal yesterday. Shraddha Kapoor, the new band member, will travel to the Meghalayan capital on October 12 for the two-month rock n’ roll schedule.
The ‘Rock On’ team was welcomed by Mukul M Sangma,The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, who is keen that Farhan and the team shoot in Shillong. “We are delighted that the filmmakers have chosen our state instead of scouting for a destination abroad, because there is real beauty here too. We are happy to host him and his team,” said the Honorable Chief Minister .
‘Rock On!!’, directed by Abhishek Kapoor , ended with Magik reuniting for a final performance.
Rob (Luke Kenny) dies of brain tumour, Aditya (Farhan Akhtar) and Sakshi Shroff (Prachi Desai) name their son after him, and the two other band members, Killer Drummer aka Kedar Zaveri (Purab Kohli) and Joseph Mascarenhas (Arjun Rampal) go on to start a record company together.
The Sequel, directed by Shujaat Saudagar, begins where Rock On!! ended, literally.