"We have finalised Shahid Kapoor as the hero of the film and the movie will be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. We felt he fit the bill for this role. We were in discussion about the project with him for the past six months. The film is tentatively titled Phata Poster Nikla Hero," Ramesh Taurani told the PTI.
"This film is a full fledged masala entertainer with elements of romance and action. It is an original story and not a remake," Taurani said.