BizAsiaLive.com reported in January that there were rumours that Dulquer Salmaan would be joining Sonam Kapoor in the Hindi on-screen version of Anuja Chauhan's 2008 novel "The Zoya Factor". While the film is yet to go on floors, the lead actors have done a photoshoot for it that will leave movie buffs across the country excited.
Anuja Chauhan, who is the author of famous novels like "Those Pricey Thakur Girls" and "Battle for Bittora", will be writing the dialogues for the movie. Director Abhishek Sharma will start shooting in August. The book has many layers, characters and tracks. The film is slated to release on April 5, 2019. "Directed by #AbhishekSharma, co-starring @dqsalmaan @foxstarhindi #AdlabsFilms@anuja.chauhan" The Zoya Factor narrates the story of an advertising professional, who turns out to be a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team.
Abhishek Sharma, Director, "Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it's an wonderful book for a screen adaptation". Director Abhishek Sharma spoke about the film, having finalised the script only recently, "Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it's an fantastic book for a screen adaptation". The movie is being helmed by Abhishek Sharma. Salman Dulquer, a heartthrob of the Malayalam industry known for his successful films like O Kaadhal Kanmani, Bangalore Days and Kammatipaadam will essay the role of Nikhil. He made his debut with Ronnie Screwala's Karwan, which is yet to release. This is what Sonam Kapoor tweeted on Tuesday: "Super happy to be a part of this unique story".
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Sonam Kapoor also shares excitement for The Zoya Factor, saying, "It's always nice to play vibrant, empowered women".
This will be the first time Sonam will be paired with Dulquer Salmaan, who will be playing the cynical captain of the cricket team.