Friday, 20 July, 2018

Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan to star in The Zoya Factor

Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor. Image from Twitter/@sonamakapoor Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor. Image from Twitter/@sonamakapoor
Lora Ball | 13 March, 2018, 23:01

And on Tuesday, the actor released the poster of the film, The Zoya Factor, on his Instagram account. Introducing The Zoya Factor a movie based on Anuja Chauhan's bestseller.

The film that will be helmed by Abhishek Sharma is written by Neha Rakesh Sharma and Pradhuman Singh. The book has many layers, characters and tracks.

Sonam and Dulquer will begin shooting for the film in August and it will hit the theatres on April 5, 2019. The Zoya Factor traces the story of Zoya Solanki, played by Sonam Kapoor, a Rajput girl, who is a client service representative with an advertising agency, who meets the Indian Cricket team as a part of her job and ends up becoming their lucky charm.

The film will reportedly revolve around cricket woven into a rom-com that touches upon superstition and luck.

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Abhishek Sharma, Director, "Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it's an unbelievable book for a screen adaptation". As for Dulquer, he decided he was the flawless fit after he saw the Ok Kanmani trailer.

Malayalam hero Dulquer Salmaan is busy these days with projects in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. He made his debut with Ronnie Screwala's Karwan, which is yet to release. The only one who is sceptical is the newly appointed skipper, Nikhil.

The filmmaker also mentioned how he was convinced about casting Dulquer in the role of Indian cricket team captain Nikhil Khoda after watching the trailer of his superhit film OK Kanmani. He was quoted as saying by the tabloid, "I knew immediately that this was the boy we were looking for". "The story is now set in 2011 before India lifted its second World Cup and we have shifted base from Delhi to Mumbai", Abhishek concludes. "It's a hat-trick for us at Fox Star Studios with Sonam Kapoor, in the past we had blockbuster films like PRDP and National Award winning film NEERJA, with ZOYA FACTOR we are equally more excited to have South Super star Salmaan Dulquer alongside Sonam and a fresh new pair in Bollywood".

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