Author Anuja Chauhan’s best-selling book, The Zoya Factor (2008) is all set for a screen adaptation. And the cast of the movie has been zeroed-in. The Zoya Factor’s screen-version would star Sonam Kapoor and Malayalam superstar, Dulquer Salmaan. Sonam Kapoor shared a picture from their first photoshoot:
Super happy to be a part of this unique story #ZoyaFactor an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller. Releasing on April 5, 2019! Directed by #AbhishekSharma, co-starring @dulQuer @foxstarhindi #AdlabsFilms pic.twitter.com/Xz7G909VDF
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 13, 2018
While the shooting of the film is yet to start, the tentative release date of the movie has been decided as April 5, 2019. The film will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, of the Tere Bin Laden-fame, and produced by Fox Studios and Adlabs Films. The author who’s penning the script for the movie is equally excited and shared her happiness with a tweet:
So I am writing Zoya and Nikhil dialogues again, after 10 years and it’s still so much fun. Such a sweetie couple this one is, with their fierce motivations, out-of-control frisson and stupid scraps. Excited for April 2019 pic.twitter.com/E07CjibxUK
— anuja chauhan (@anujachauhan) March 13, 2018
The Zoya Factor is a story about Zoya Singh Solanki, a Rajput girl, who gets a job as a advertising executive of the Indian cricket team. With time, the team starts considering her as their lucky mascot, unlike the captain of the team, Nikhil Khoda, who doesn’t believe in luck. While Sonam would play Zoya, Dulquer would be portraying the character of Nikhil and Twitter is definitely thrilled, not only to see the two stars paired opposite each other, but also for the on-screen adaptation of the book:
It’s been a long wait to see this story on screen. Luck Luck !!
— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) March 13, 2018
One of my favt books looking forward to this
— Puja Talwar (@PujaNDTV) March 13, 2018
— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) March 13, 2018
This would be Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan’s first Bollywood movie. Salmaan has featured in movies like Ustad Hotel (2012), Bangalore Days (2015), OK Kanmani (2015), Kammatti Paadam (2016) and Parava (2017). Sonam Kapoor was recently seen in PadMan and would be seen in Balaji Motion Pictures’ much-anticipated Veere Di Wedding, scheduled for release in June.