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If you're impressed by Saif flaunting his skills on the strings in his new film, wait till you see his Dil Chahta Hai director rocking on stage in Rock On. Suddenly filmdom has a duo to give Guns 'N' Roses a run for their mayhem. Saif Ali Khan isn't the only one who's unveiled a secret passion for playing the guitar. Farhan Akhtar who plays a rock musician in Abhishek Kapoor's Rock On is also a certifiable rocker.
And now that Saif and Farhan are working together in Farhan's Voice From The Sky, will they be jamming together? Farhan laughs, "I don't mind. But I don't think I'm as good as Saif on the guitar. Not that we're in competition or anything." But yes, Farhan wouldn't mind playing with Saif. "Playing the rock musician in Rock On has been a wild fantasy come true for me. I've been playing the guitar for eight years now. When I was 14, I heard Guns 'N' Roses do their song 'Appetite For Destruction'. And I was hooked. I wanted to be a rock star. The timing for Rock On was just right. When I met Abhishek Kapoor and he told me about my role of a musician, I grabbed it. I had the time to sharpen my skills on the strings. It gave me a chance to play out a secret fantasy. I really enjoyed it."
Rock On recreates the musical mischievous masti of Farhan's Dil Chahta Hai. But Farhan is all praise for his musicians. "They've all been wonderful-Luke Kenny, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai and Shahana. We're all happy working together and meeting when we've time. That feeling of bonding shows up on screen."
Rock On will be released by the end of the August. And the music with Farhan's vocals will be out later this year. "I don't think Saif is planning to cut an album before me," Farhan jokes. "I'm really looking forward to working with him. For Voice From The Sky we both go back to the turn of the last century." Gun 'N' Roses is just decades away.