Rock On 2
Rock On 2 1st day box office collection: Arjun-Farhan-Shraddha starrer has a poor opening. Pictured: Rock On 2Twitter

Rock On 2 has bombed at the box office on its first day itself and Arjun Rampal believes that the demonetisation is one of the reasons. Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Rock On 2 minted Rs 2.02 crore, which is one of the lowest opening day domestic box office collection.

Rock On 2, which is a sequel to the 2008 film of the same name, was expected to open on a good note, as the first instalment had opened on a good note. However, the film bombed at the box office on its opening day itself.

Before the release of the film, trade experts, exhibitors and distributors had pointed that the film will have a low opening and the reason would be the demonetisation of the money. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes and trade experts said that this would have an impact on the box office collection.

Voicing similar opinion, Rampal said that the producers of the film have suffered because of this. Praising the new move, the actor told ANI, "Producer of my film 'Rock On' and the film has suffered because of this as well, but sometimes you have to make some sacrifices."

"I believe and hope that this decision is beneficial in long run; it's time when we must stand together and support the government's decision. The backbone of people who stash black money; involved in drug trafficking, terror funding are broken or at least injured due to this. Of course there'll be chaos, but believe it was an important decision. There was no other way, but to announce suddenly," he added.

The film, starring Akhtar, Kapoor, Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora and Prachi Desai, is helmed by debutant director Shujaat Saudagar. The film was released worldwide on November 11.