‘Rock On!!’ star Farhan Akhtar’s real ‘rockstar’ is Sania Mirza

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar who is currently shooting in Shillong for his upcoming film ‘Rock On 2!!’ says tennis star Sania Mirza is the real ‘rockstar’. The sequel of the popular 2008 musical drama ‘Rock On!!’ went on floors in the scenic hill station on October 6.

Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani, owners of Excel Entertainment which is producing the movie, took to their respective Twitter handles to make the announcement.

While Ritesh wrote, “And we Rock N Roll #RockOn2 in #shillong,” Farhan also tweeted, “And we're off and rolling and rocking #RockOn2 #Shillong.”

Responding to Farhan’s tweet, Sania wished him good luck for the shooting on the same platform. “@FarOutAkhtar Gooodd luck Farhan,” the tennis champ posted to which the ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’ actor replied, “@MirzaSania thank you rockstar.”

Farhan along with the film’s writer-director Shujaat Saudagar and other crew members landed in the Meghalaya capital two days prior to the shoot on October 4 to soak in the environment. The makers have roped in a local band ‘Summersalt’ for the film and the first scene had Farhan performing with the band.

The film will be shot in several locations in the state over a period of two months. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was also delighted that the film is being shot in the state. ''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.''

Besides Farhan, actors Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Prachi Desai who had starred in the prequel will reprise their roles in ‘Rock On 2!!’ The new star cast of the movie comprise Shraddha Kapoor, Sonu Sood and musician Shashank Arora.

Shraddha who will play the lead opposite Farhan will also be singing for herself in the film. She has lent her voice for three songs in the film. She will be joining the ‘Rock On 2!!’ cast and crew in Shillong on October 12.

The release date of the movie has not been announced yet, but it is expected to hit theatres next year.