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I didn't start ROCK ON thinking I am gonna make a great film - Abhishek Kapoor

October 11, 2008 3:12:18 PM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
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ROCK ON has turned into a rocking success at the box office and no wonder; it is gaining a cult status for itself. While writing and directing the film, did Abhishek Kapoor ever feel that he was pushing the envelope to such an extent that one day ROCK ON would turn into a cult film?

'Not really', says Abhishek after giving it a momentary thought, 'When you start making a film, you don't think things like 'I am gonna make a great film' or 'My film would be such that it would be remembered by generations to come'. Cliched as it may sound but the fact is that you just want to make an entertaining film with all honesty. This is what happened during my attempt with ROCK ON as well and all factors came together to make the film a huge success that it is today.'

How did he actually believe in himself after a disastrous directorial debut two years back with ARYAN – THE UNBREAKABLE? Didn't he feel like taking a more conventional route after his debut project didn't quite win him many accolades?

'I won't deny that I was shattered after the poor box office returns of ARYAN – THE UNBREAKABLE. My self confidence went quite low and it took my quite some time to gather myself all over again and begin work on my next project. Agreed that the film had its flaws and ROCK ON is a far superior film in comparison. Still, I know that those who saw the film didn't really hate it. It was horrible promotion which completely killed it even before its release. There were so many delays and rescheduling in terms of theatrical release and by the time it arrived at theaters, no one even knew about it.'

That's not quite the case with ROCK ON though about which everyone is talking even as the film is approaching 50 days.

'Ask me', smiles Abhishek, 'At the moment I am in a surreal state and don't know whether I am coming in and going out of a place. There is so much happening around me and I am enjoying everything which the life is offering me today. Guess it would still be some more days at least when all this would sink in. Till then I am gonna continue to ROCK ON.



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