We recently gave you some of the exclusive highlights of the press conference in London for Rockstar in our report from Sunny Malik (you can read it here). For his coverage for Bollyspice, he gave us some great quotes and fabulous pictures of stars Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri and director Imtiaz Ali. Now we have another treat, because we have video from our media partners, Omkari and Indybrown.tv! How cool are we? I know you are thinking the coolest, but have stopped reading and are now hitting play!
Watch as Ranbir, Nargis and director Imtiaz Ali give some fabulous insight into Rockstar, which opens on 11-11-11!
As Ranbir said, Rockstar is “primarily a love story, two people’s journey, when they meet in college and they are really young and it spans over seven years. Whatever happens in the film is related to the love story between Janardan and Heer.”
We thought you might want to know more, so meet the characters played by Ranbir and Nargis:
Ranbir Kapoor as Janardan/Jordan
He’s a simple middle class boy, from a simple Delhi family. But his dreams are far from simple. Not only is his icon Jim Morrison, he wants to be an iconic rockstar himself. Little realizing what havoc a real heart break can cause, he’s naive enough to believe that if he gets his heart broken, he will suffer enough anguish required to become a great musician. But then he meets Heer and he’s drawn like moth to a flame to this cool and classy beauty, who seems absolutely unattainable. He finally gets that heart break he’s wanted so much; and the torment of that unfulfilled love unleashes in him the musician that he always wanted to be…but also extracts a terrible price… Ranbir, in his most challenging role as he metamorphoses from a wannabe Delhi geek to an iconic, charismatic and pioneering rock star, whose edgy, angst ridden music is but a reflection of his anguished soul.
In an astonishingly layered debut performance, Nargis is the stunning, classy, campus diva, who has the world at her feet, but prefers to keeps everybody at arm’s length. But then a nerdy boy earnestly requests her to please break his heart and she’s undone. For beneath that prim and proper demeanour, there’s a carefree soul, wanting to break free of all conventions… to let go in abandonment…to ride on the wild side… to do things she’s never done before. She realizes that only this odd ball character called Janardan, who she’s renamed Jordan has the key to unlock her wilder side. She also knows that time is ticking away and soon she will be imprisoned into boring domesticity forever.
Rockstar is the journey of a boy who leaves behind Janardan to become Jordan; who traverses the highs and lows of life – from simple naivete to tortured soul, from the pleasure of unaffected friendship to the torment of unrequited love, from the campus in Delhi to the international stage…He ultimately gets all that his heart has ever desired…but in the process shatters/loses his heart forever…