Ileana D`Cruz to romance Shahid on screen

Mumbai: South actress Ileana D`Cruz, who is making her Bollywood debut with `Barfi`, will next be seen romancing Shahid Kapoor in director Rajkumar Santoshi`s upcoming film.

The film, tentatively titled `Phata Poster Nikla Hero` is a Bollywood masala entertainer. The film is to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who has given hits like `Ghayal`, `Andaz Apna Apna`, `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani`.. The film will be produced by Ramesh Taurani`s Tips Films.

"We have signed Ileana for our film. She is perfect for the role. She is a brilliant actress. We have seen her work down south," Taurani told PTI.

"I can`t talk about the role that Ileana and Shahid will be playing in the film," he said.

Talking about `Phata Poster Nikla Hero`, Taurani says, "This film is a full-fledged masala entertainer with elements of romance and action. It is an original story and not a remake."

The film will go on floors from November and will release next year.

Ileana`s debut film in Bollywood, the Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer `Barfi` directed by Anurag Basu, will release on September 14.