SHILLONG: ‘Rock-On 2’ lead actor Farhan Akhtar will visit Shillong on October 21 as part of the team’s promotional tour considering the fact that most part of the movie was shot here in Meghalaya.
According to the Marketing Manager of Excel Movies Ravina Deshpande, “We will be coming to Shillong on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of October for the promotion of our filmRock On 2.”
It was also mentioned that their visit is part of their strategy to amplify local/regional press while they are on the promotional tour, considering the long standing association with Meghalaya Tourism and the support provided by the team.
In line with this, a press conference will be held at Rikynjai Resort on October 21 at 2 pm which will be addressed by Farhan Akhtar amongst others.
It may be mentioned that during an exclusive interview with TNT-The Northeast Today, Farhan Akhtar stated that Shillong was the natural choice because of its close history with music. We all know that Shillong has a huge history with rock music and it was an obvious choice for the movie’.
Rock on 2 is about rediscovering lost in a big city and the character in the film decides to walk out of the big city into the hills in order to find peace. Shillong apparently fitted the part for this script.
Recently, with the release of Rock On’ Ho Kiw chalo chalo’ track, Ho Kiw brings the Shillong music scene and band into mainstream Bollywood music as Usha Uthup gives vocals along with Summersalt vocalist Kit Shangpliang in Khasi.