Readers may be aware of the seven month legal battle that was being ‘fought’ between Abhishek Kapoor and the makers of Rock On 2. The reason being him not given his due credit for the film. The ultimate result has worked in the favour of Abhishek Kapoor, courtesy the Bombay High Court’s decision. Which means Abhishek Kapoor will now be sharing the ‘story credits’ for Rock On 2 with the screenplay writer Pubali Chaudhari. On the other hand, Pubali Chaudhari would be getting solo credit for the ‘screenplay’. At the same time, whenever ‘screenplay’ credits appear on any publicity material, the credits for the ‘story’ would also be given.
Speaking about the same, Hitesh Jain and Birendra Saraf, (Abhishek Kapoor’s lawyers) said that the decision was a huge relief for (their client) Abhishek Kapoor, who was fighting the legal battle to get his due credit for authoring the story jointly with Pubali Chaudhuri, something that was apparently denied by producers Excel Entertainment. They also added that the said decision was a holdup to body FWA (Film Writers’ Association) that makes a false difference amongst the story and the story idea, something that fails to protect the rights and interest of its own member writers. Abhishek Kapoor had directed Rock On.