Shraddha Kapoor replaces Alia Bhatt in ‘Rock On 2’

The ‘Haider’ actress Shraddha Kapoor has been replaced by Alia Bhatt to play the female lead in the sequel to successful film, ‘Rock On 2’. At first Alia was approached for the role but later she was replaced by Shraddha Kapoor.  

Confirming the news, Kapoor told, “I am extremely excited to be a part of ‘Rock On 2?.  I am a big fan of the first part and love the character I am playing in the sequel.  It is a role that involves singing and live performances and that very few roles give you the chance to do.”

Shraddha is happy that the film will give her an ample scope to sing as she has previously lent her voice to songs in ‘Ek Villain’ (2014) and ‘Haider’ (2014). She will now sing for ‘Rock On 2’ too.

‘Rock On’ (2008) stars Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli in the lead and was a major hit of the year. Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani now gears up for the sequel. However, the original film was directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the sequel is set to be directed by debutant director Shujaat Saudagar.

"@ShraddhaKapoor welcome aboard to Rock N Roll... #Rockon2#RockOn2... Prachi Desai plays an important part and it's not a special appearance," Sidhwani posted on Twitter.

Shraddha Kapoor has recently wrapped up the shooting of dance based drama 'ABCD 2' by Prabhu Deva.