However, he said the similarity ended there. "Kai Po Che!", he contended, "has a much wider story".
"Characters come from the different social backdrops and this ('Kai Po Che') is more middle-class, hardcore, deep-rooted India and that ('Rock On!') was very urban - so their sensibilities are very different," said Kapoor.
"The way they (the characters) respond and react to each other is very different, their value systems are very different, and more than anything else, it is a much bigger and wider story. 'Kai Po Che' was like making three 'Rock On'," said Kapoor, who made his directorial debut in 2006 with "Aryan", a film that won him critical acclaim, but bombed at the box-office.