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Dulquer Salmaan to star opposite Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor?

Dulquer Salmaan may soon work with Sonam Kapoor in the film adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s The Zoya Factor. Abhishek Sharma will direct it.

regional movies Updated: Jan 22, 2018 16:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Dulquer Salmaan,Sonam Kapoor,The Zoya Factor
Dulquer Salmaan became a household name in Mollywood after he played Faizi, a young man who follows his passion to become a chef, in the 2012-starrer Ustad Hotel.

Dulquer Salmaan is gradually but surely spreading his wings. A heartthrob of the Malayalam industry, he will soon be seen on the Telugu film, Mahanati. What’s more, he is also making his Bollywood debut with Karwan. Now, if all goes well, Dulquer may soon work with Sonam Kapoor in the film adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s The Zoya Factor.

According to a report of Times Now, the rights of this novel has been bagged by Aarti and Pooja Shetty and Abhishek Sharma will direct it.

A source close to the project revealed, “It’s an interesting character and Dulquer has liked the script. While he has committed to the project, he is yet to sign on the dotted line.”

If the news is true, then this film will mark Dulquer’s second film in Bollywood, first being Karwan, which also stars Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar and is expected to release later this year.

However, Rucha Pathak of Fox Star Studios reportedly told Times Now, “We are yet to finalise the cast and will soon make the announcement.” She is co-producing the film.

Anuja Chauhan’s The Zoya Factor tells the tale of a PR executive, Zoya Solanki, who was born at the moment when India lifted the 1983 World Cup. Working on a story, she comes across a low-on-spirits Indian cricket team. They invite her to have breakfast with them. When they win the match that day, the team, as well as the media, believe that Zoya is a lucky charm. However, this development leads to a head-on collision with a handsome captain, who believes luck has no place on the cricket field.

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First Published: Jan 22, 2018 16:14 IST