Does Shahid Kapoor like Ileana D’Cruz?

We are sure he does, or else why would he agree to star opposite the Barfi! babe in his next film – Phata Poster Nikla Hero?

We hear that Shahid Kapoor is extremely choosy about his co-stars. In fact, he expressed his reluctance to work with Sonakshi Sinha in the fairly recent past. And the reason he cited for that was that Sinha would look much older than him if they happened to share screen space. We are sure Mr Kapoor doesn’t think the same about Ileana D’Cruz, of course, considering that they have reportedly been signed on to do a new film together. So as Shahid gears up to work with the South siren, the makers of Phata Poster Nikla Hero are making sure they are tight-lipped about the onscreen couple’s role in the movie. Although we hear that Sasha is playing the role of a masala hero in this one, nothing has been disclosed about Ileana’s character yet.

Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, the film promises to be an out-and-out entertainer. And when it comes to masala entertainment, Shahid hasn’t been too successful in being part of the right kinda films in that genre. We wonder if things would change if Ileana was on board. Mr Kapoor might just surprise us by delivering a blockbuster; after all, he’s getting to act with the heroine of his choice, no? All we can say is that you are a lucky man, Shahid!