Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan are going to star in The Zoya Factor, an adaptation of the novel by Anuja Chauhan. According to the official announcement, Sonam will be paired with Dulquer Salmaan. Dulquer Salmaan, who has prominently worked in Malayalam movies only will have a great opportunity to make an impact with a high profile project like this. Reportedly, the actor will be seen playing a character named Nikhil in the movie.
Dulquer Salmaan also shared the big news on Twitter: "Now this one is really special for me!"More news: SBI slashes minimum balance non-maintenance fines by up to 75%
Sonam and Dulquer will begin shooting for the film in August and it will hit the theatres on April 5, 2019. "Co-starring Sonam Kapoor, directed by Abhishek Sharma".
The poster shows Dulquer and Sonam holding and peeking out from behind the novel by Anuja Chauhan, on which the film is based.More news: Indian court extends March 31 deadline for linking of biometric IDs
The film is directed by Abhishek Sharma and bankrolled by Fox Star Studios.
While interacting with Mumbai Mirror, Abhishek had shared, "Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it's an awesome book for a screen adaptation".More news: Wall Street boosted as chip stocks gain
The director told Mirror: "Sonam was the first person that came to my mind as she's as bubbly as Zoya and after seeing Neerja, I'd sent her an autographed copy of the book requesting that she read it". He added that the additional dialogues are being written by Anuja herself. He was quoted as saying by the tabloid, "I knew immediately that this was the boy we were looking for". He also has his Hindi project Karwaan with Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar, which is set to release on June 1. She soon enough falls in love with the team's captain and skipper Nikhil Khoda, played by Dulquer Salman, who does not believe in luck even a bit. Zoya Solanki who was born at the moment when India lifted the 1983 World Cup.