Shahid Kapoor: 'I have shamelessly copied Mr Santoshi'

By HT

Mumbai, July 18 -- The first look of Shahid Kapoor's next, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (PPNK) was launched recently.

The film, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, also stars Ileana D'Cruz alongside the actor. However, Shahid recently revealed that his inspiration for the role was, in fact, his director. Ask Shahid who he followed and watched keenly to get his comic timing right for the film and he says, "I have shamelessly copied Mr Santoshi. You don't need to look at anyone else when he's around. He's the best possible source of inspiration for a role like this."

Ask Shahid why he says so about the Andaz Apna Apna (1993) director and he explains, "Just look at him. He's such a funny man even in person. So it's natural that the same kind of humour will come out in his films. His comic timing is brilliant. For the last seven months, I've only been imitating his style. And I think that was the best thing to do."

Shahid has two releases planned for the year-end - PPNK and Prabhudheva's next, Rambo Rajkumar alongside actor Sonakshi Sinha. The actor is naturally excited as the first look of PPNK has been received well so far.

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