Rock On was one of the biggest superhits of 2008 as the movie was totally different from the same old routine Bollywood romantic movies. Rock On won the audiences' hearts in terms of both the storyline and the songs but the sequel - Rock On 2 ended up being a complete disaster at the box office and the songs are terrible!
Arjun Rampal is disappointed about the outcome of the movie and
feels that demonetisation is the root cause for the films failure
as people's purchasing power has become limited and there is no
regular cash flow on their hands. "We were suddenly staring at an
audience with zero purchasing power. I have to admit we panicked.
We had two choices. We could postpone our release or go ahead as
planned. We did try to push it ahead. But it was not possible. We
had to release, and the film took the brunt of the demonetisation.
But no regrets."
However, Arjun Rampal came out in support of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi by saying that it's for a greater cause and we all
have to make sacrifices for the good of the country. "These are
very small hardships when compared with the long-term benefits. So
yeah, our Rock On 2 took a beating because of the demonetisation.
But for the larger good, we need to make sacrifices."
So what do you guys think? Did Rock On 2 fail due to
demonetisation or did it fail as the songs and the plot were not up
to the mark? Please leave your comments!