Goes on to win six awards Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami bag honours
January 15, 2009: Rock On, a film by Excel Entertainment’s & BIG Pictures is rocking once again. The cult film has not only won the hearts of the youth worldwide but has most recently bagged six Awards at the Star Screen awards including Best Debut actor, Best supporting actor , best supporting actress, best editor, best cinematographer and best art director this year.
Apart from Farhan who debuted as an actor, Shahana and Arjun Rampal who won awards for their rocking performances, Jason West grabbed the award for the Best Cinematography. The film also managed to garner awards for the Best Editing and Best Set Design.
On this celebrative occasion Rajesh Sawhney, President Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd said- “We always believed in ROCK ON as a concept and audience response has vindicated our belief. Rock on has proven the maturity of the Indian audience. It has also proved that good cinema can also be commercially viable. It’s overwhelming to see the film and music do so well. Even after six months of release the film’s music is rocking on top of the charts. The film winning six awards at Star Screen Awards pays up for the hard work that went behind making the film. I would like to congratulated Farhan and Ritesh and all members of Excel family on this superb achievement.”
Ritesh Sidhwani, ecstatically commented-“The response we have received is tremendous. The fact that it was loved by the audience was a huge reward for the entire team but winning awards on a prestigious platform like that of Star Screen put us on the seventh heaven. And there is more than one reason for us to celebrate as the film was recently also showcased at the Indian Visions Indian Film Festival of Washington, DC.”
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film and its music was like a youth anthem worldwide. The film which released on 29th August, 2009 starred Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, Purab Kohli, Shahana Goswami and Luke Kenny.
About BIG Pictures:
Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL) (www.rbe.co.in ) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of Indian conglomerate, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG), (www.relianceada.com) with significant presence in film entertainment (film production, distribution, and exhibition), broadcasting and new media ventures.
With investments over USD 1 billion in its Filmed Entertainment business RBEL’s motion picture brand BIG Pictures has built a formidable film production slate in Hindi, English & other Indian languages, which it markets & distributes worldwide. The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, David Dhawan, Indra Kumar, Ravi Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sudhir Mishra. Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadev Dasgupta, M.S Sathyu & Amol Palekar.
On the Hollywood slate, BIG Pictures has development silos with Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, Tom Hank’s Playstone Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Jay Roache’s Everyman Pictures.