Shahid, who has been a part of films like ‘Ishq Vishk’, ‘Vivah’, ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Kaminey’, has been lying low at the box office since a very long time, courtesy movies like ‘Milenge Milenge’, ‘Mausam’ and ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’.

But Santoshi believes that ‘Phata Poster...’ will be his new found success."Unfortunately his recent films did not work, 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 new found success. He will be successful with this film," Santoshi said.

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 finalized 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.  And as far as Ileana is concerned, that time ‘Barfi' had also released and I really liked her work in the film. I thought it will be a fresh casting."


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