Finally the controversy about the story credits of ‘Rock On!! 2’ have been resolved and the film will go on floors in August.
Writer Pubali Choudhury clarified, “The Film Writers Association had formed an Appellate Board which ruled that the credit for the story idea be given to Abhishek Kapoor, while I should get the credit for writing the story and screenplay. The FWA has closed the case and the producers and I are satisfied with the verdict. The film shall go on floors as scheduled.”
Elaborating further on the controversy, Chaudhuri believes that when a writer pens a story, there are several inputs from different quarters. “You discuss it with your director and other people too, but that does not mean that credit should be given to all. Then the list would be endless!”
While the main characters played by Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli have been retained, the story moves forward with additional characters being introduced in the sequel.
The writer however refuses to divulge details about the rest of the cast or the story. “I am not at a liberty to talk about the film. Any information should be got from the producers or the director, I am sure Ritesh (Sidhwani) shall share it,” she says.
Rock On!!2 will be directed by ad-man and debutant Shujaat Saudagar. Meanwhile Chaudhuri is busy adapting a Mexican film, the rights of which have been acquired by Pocket Aces Pictures Pvt. Ltd owned by Ashwin Suresh and Anirudh Pandya
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