`Phata Poster Nikhla Hero` will be Shahid`s success, says Santoshi
Mumbai: Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi, who has worked with Shahid Kapoor for the first time in `Phata Poster Nikhla Hero`, says this film will be a huge new break for him.
Shahid, who has been a part of films like `Ishq Vishk`, `Vivah`, `Jab We Met`, `Kaminey`, has been lying low at the box office courtesy movies like `Milenge Milenge`, `Mausam` and `Teri Meri Kahaani`. But Santoshi believes `Phata Poster...` will be his new success.
"Unfortunately, his previous films may not have worked, but he is a wonderful actor and he is very hardworking. He has done a good job in the film. I think this will be Shahid`s huge break. He will be successful with this film," Santoshi said here.
The movie also features actress Ileana D`Cruz, who had made her Bollywood debut with `Barfi!`.
Talking about the unusual casting, the director said: "Initially we finalised Shahid for the film. I have never worked with him before, but I have really appreciated his work. I thought this is one film which he has not done before...it is full of comedy.
"As far as Ileana is concerned, that time `Barfi!` had also realeased and I really liked her work in the film. I thought it will be a fresh casting."