South sensation Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor starer The Zoya Factory’s first look out
South Superstar Dulquer Salmaan and Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor have been roped together for the first time by director Abhishek Sharma for the screen adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 best seller novel The Zoya Factor. Director Abhishek Sharma is reportedly ready with script and the film is expected to go on floor from August this year.
The handsome South star has acted in films like Bangalore Days, Ok Kanmani ,Solo etc, has been flooded with offers from BTown. Dulquer Salmaan will be seen romancing with Soam Kapoor in the cricket woven rom-com.
Both Sonam and Dulquer both took to social media to unveil the first look and announce the release date of the film.
According to a report in Mirror, director Abhishek Sharma recently completed the final draft of the script and will start shooting in August. “Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, it’s an amazing book for a screen adaptation. The book has many layers, characters and tracks, so it took Neha Rakesh Sharma some time to pen a tight screenplay and Pradhuman Singh to write the dialogues. Now, we’ve gone back to Anuja who’s happy with the script to polish it and work on additional dialogues as nobody knows the characters better than her,” Abhishek told Mirror.
The report states that Dulquer will play Nikhil Khoda, the captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the film for which Fox Star Studios is collaborating with Aarti and Pooja Shetty, with Sonam as Zoya Singh Solanki, an advertising agent. “She 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. We both got busy with our respective commitments after that but a few months later, Sonam checked with Aarti, a close friend of hers, on the status of the screen adaptation,” Abhishek also revealed.
Anuja Chauhan’s book The Zoya Factory is on a client service rep who is pulled away from a Shah Rukh Khan shoot to go cut a commercial for a soft drink with the Indian cricket team whose captain cuts into her time forcing her to stay back. Meanwhile, the players learn that Zoya was born at the moment the Indian team won its first World Cup in 1983. They also discover that Zoya is a lucky charm for not just the boys in blue, but also the president of the cricket board and the country at large. The only one who is a little iffy is the newly appointed skipper, Nikhil. Zoya and he hate each other even as they are drawn to each other.
The film is expected to release in April 2019.