'London Dreams has no similarity with Rock On, says Vipul Shah



Both films revolve around the story of a struggling rock band but Shah says the similarity ends there.

"'Rock on' was in the recent past. I would be a fool to make a film, which is a copy  of 'Rock on' or any other film," Shah told PTI here in a video conference.
The film, which hits theatres on October 30 stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Asin Thottumkal in key roles.

Rather than make a novel contribution to Indian cinema, Shah candidly described his work as a wholesome, fun film for audience around the globe.

"You can't plan a film thinking you're gong to contribute to cinema. I make cinema because I like making films, I love making films," Shah said about the film.

'London Dreams' revolves around a young man's travails to make it big in the music business. The main protagonist Arjun (Ajay Devgn) struggles to get his band ready for a grand finale at the Wembly stadium. Dreams are realized as his
childhood friend, Mannu (Salmaan Khan) a perpetual loafer "sees the light" and joins him.

Incidentally, they happen to fall in love with the same girl, which creates a friction between the childhood friends.

The movie appears to bank on the foreign locations from Rome to Paris, catchy music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and grand concert scenes, which have received a great deal of care, attention and money.

Shah notes that while Rock on was made for a certain segment of society, 'London Dreams' would appeal "to one and all."
"Rock on was not catering to the entire world...we are trying to cater to the entire world."

The Indian director says tremendous effort went into the production of concert scenes. "The way we shot the concerts, you'll see something for the first time as big as this. That will be hugely different," Shah added. PTI BS BK BK 10251150

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