Dulquer Salmaan will soon start working on his Bollywood project The Zoya Factor with Sonam Kapoor.
The Zoya Factor is based on Anuja Chauhan’s novel of the same name. It is about a girl named Zoya Singh Solanki who meets the Indian Cricket Team through her job as an executive in an advertising agency and ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team during the 2010 Cricket World Cup. Dulquer will be playing the role of Nikhil Khoda, the cricket team’s captain. The film will release on April 5, 2019.
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
Now this one is really special for me! Introducing #ZoyaFactor a movie based on Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller. Releasing on April 5, 2019! Co-starring @sonamakapoor, directed by #AbhishekSharma. #AdlabsFilms @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/1dxzuYYysS
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) March 13, 2018
Filmmaker Abhisek Sharma believes that cricket woven into a “rom-com and touching on superstition and luck, is an amazing book for a screen adaptation”. “The book has many layers, characters and tracks. Sonam is our Zoya Singh Solanki, an advertising agency executive. She was the first person that came to my mind as she’s as bubbly as Zoya. Dulquer will play Nikhil Khoda, the captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the film. It’s always great to work with Adlabs Films,” Sharma said in a statement to IANS.
Dulquer is also working on another Bollywood project Karwaan with Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar, which is set to release on June 1.