"There's a little scene in the film where Salman sir is there...Salman sir was kind enough to do a special appearance in the film," the 32-year-old said here Friday at a press meet for the film.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who had earlier roped in Salman for a special appearance in his film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani as well.
Talking about his character's fascination with Salman, Shahid said: "He (Shahid's character) is a very big fan of Salman Khan and in one scene we have even worn a 'Being Human' t-shirt and in another scene, the character has gone to buy vegetables with his mother and his hands are full and he is eating a banana standing and watching the poster of Dabangg 2'."
Being Human is Salman's NGO.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero also stars Ileana D'Cruz and is slated to release on August 23.