Shahid Kapoor in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero'???
It's been quite some time since we've seen Shahid Kapoor in complete action. His last flick 'Teri Meri Kahaani' was a romantic emotional journey with Priyanka Chopra and was just an above average hit compared to the superhits like the rusty 'Kaminey' and the romantic comedy 'Jab We Met' that Shahid is best known for and that have established his stature in Bollywood. Even his fans feel that they would like to see more of him on screen. Fortunately this message from his fans and well-wishers has been conveyed to him and the once 'unemployed' Shahid is now looking for work and has already grabbed a few projects to his kitty.
The current buzz is that Shahid has been signed to star in 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero', a masala entertainer to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi who has hits like 'Andaaz Apna Apna' and 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani' to his credit. The movie shall be produced by Ramesh Taurani's Tips Films.
Mr. Taurani said to the media,"We have finalised Shahid Kapoor as the hero for the film to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. We felt he fit the bill for this role. It was for about six months when we were discussing this project with him. The film is tentatively titled 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero". Talking about the theme of the movie, he added,"This film is a full fledged masala entertainer with elements of romance and action. It is an original story and not a remake".
Well Mr. Taurani we do hope that it's an original only for a Bollywood copy of a Hollywood movie is a complete turn off for the loyal fans of the Hindi film industry.
When asked about the Bollywood actress who would star opposite Shahid, Mr. Taurani said,"All I can is we will go with a fresh pairing. I think in about a week or so we should be able to finalise things". Seems like the leading lady is yet to be decided upon.
However, there's a slight twist to what Mr. Ramesh Taurani has been saying to the media because when Shahid was contacted for comments on the same, his response was,"Me and Raj have met, but I haven't signed the film as of now". The actor also told the media about his other projects which supposedly have been officially finalized. He said,"There are three films which I have signed. One is with Maneesh Sharma which I start in August and finish by November. There's a film with Prabhu Deva, which will start at some point next year around February because he is doing another film right now. And there is a film with Bejoy Nambiar which will also start next year". Further adding, Shahid said,"There are various other films that I have been considering because I have decided to do more work because I have been told that I work very little and I feel it myself too. I have not kind of had anything in the last four months".
Well Shahid we do wish you all the very best with your new endeavor and hope to see more of your movies making appearance on the silver screen.