Farhan Akhtar: Rock On 2 is completely a new story!

But just as rocking.

Actor-filmmaker and musician Farhan Akhtar, who is currently gearing up for the release of his rock musical drama film Rock On!! 2, says it is a “new story but with the same characters” from the original 2008 film. “It’s completely a new story, but of course the characters remain the same,” Farhan told a news portal over phone.

The 42-year-old star added: “There is a history of what happened in the first film but there is nothing really from the first film that is carried forward into this film.” Directed by Shujaat Saudagar, Rock On 2!! also stars Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai and Purab Kohli from the previous instalment. Actress Shraddha Kapoor is the new addition in the cast. Rock On!! traced the story of Magiq, a Hindi rock band and its members, their lives and friendship.

The actor last appeared in the film Wazir alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Manav Kaul. He is also preparing to direct the next installment of the Don series starring Shah Rukh Khan.