Phata Poster Nikla Hero
|Phata Poster Nikhla Hero|
|Directed by||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|Produced by||Ramesh Taurani
Siddharth Roy Kapur
|Written by||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|Editing by||Steven Bernard|
|Studio||Tips Music Films|
|Release date(s)||20 September 2013|
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is an upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy film starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz. The film will be produced by Ramesh Taurani of Tips Music Films and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who earlier directed films such as Ghayal (1990), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Khakee (2004) and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009). The film is expected to release on 23 August 2013.
The film has often been termed as a full on "masala" commercial entertainer. Apart from the casting and genre, the makers have refused to divulge into further details.
In early August 2012, it was confirmed by director Rajkumar Santoshi that he has offered the film to actor Shahid Kapoor and that talks have been on for the film for the previous six months. Soon after, when Kapoor was asked, he said that he has not yet signed the film, but is on the verge of doing so.It was earlier reported that actress Diana Penty has been signed as the female lead, although the producers have stated that they have signed on Ileana D'Cruz for the role instead as she would be perfectly suited for the role. Actress Padmini Kolhapure has been signed on to play the role of Kapoor's mom in the film. It was later confirmed that newcomer Deepika Kamainah will play an important role alongside Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Curz. The rest of the cast is yet to be confirmed.
The film was expected to begin filming in November 2012, after Kapoor completes Maneesh Sharma's next for Yash Raj Films but now the actor have opted out of the Maneesh Sharma's movie because of other commitments. It is expected to be released during the middle of 2013. Shahid Kapoor announced via Twitter that the filming will begin on November 2, 2012 while the photoshoot is currently in progress.Shahid Kapoor tweeted on 2 Nov "Day 1 #PPNH :)" 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' starts rolling, expected to be completed by Feb 2013. Phata Poster Nikla Hero release confirmed for 23 August 2013. The film was expected to be completed till Feb 2013 but due to date issues it will be completed in March 2013 but the release date remains same (23 August 2013).Shooting have been completed. Shahid kapoor tweeted on 19 feb "Wrapped a 3 month schedule of PPNH almost done with the film only songs left .... Starting RAMBO RAJKUMAR in a couple of days ...."
- "Deepika Kamaiah in Shahid Kapoor's Phata Poster Nikla Hero". Oneindia. Retrieved April 6, 2013.