Salman is not my lucky mascot: Rajkumar Santoshi
After having him do a cameo performance in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), director Rajkumar Santoshi has once again roped in actor Salman Khan (right) for a cameo in his forthcoming film, Phata Poster Nikla Hero. Santoshi, though, calls it mere co-incidence and not because he considers the actor his lucky mascot. “I don’t think like that. It was more a need of the script,” Santoshi said at a press meet of the film recently.
He further said, “In Ajab..., Katrina (Kaif) was a big fan of Salman and an incident happens where Salman comes in front of her. In this film, Shahid has been shown as a big fan of film stars, particularly Salman, one of the most happening stars today. So it is just a co-incidence, not because of the lucky mascot thing.”
However, Santoshi says if Phata Poster Nikla Hero works, then he will definitely start calling Salman his lucky mascot. “I wish it happens, success repeats itself. Then third time I will definitely go to Salman, saying that ‘You are lucky for me, come in my film and do a scene’,” he said.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero features actors Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on August 23.