Actress Sonam Kapoor film’s The Zoya Factor is scheduled to release in India on April 5 next year. The project will also feature Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan.
The movie is an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s best-selling novel of the same name.
Kapoor took to Twitter to announce the news.
“Super happy to be a part of this unique story The Zoya Factor, an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller. Releasing on April 5, 2019! Directed by Abhishek Sharma, co-starring Dulquer, Fox Star Hindi, Adlabs Films,” she posted.
In the picture shared by Kapoor, she and Salmaan are posing with a copy of the novel with the name of their characters mentioned on it.
Salmaan also shared the image with the caption: “Now this one is really special for me! Introducing The Zoya Factor, a movie based on Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller. Releasing on April 5, 2019! Co-starring Sonam Kapoor, directed by Abhishek Sharma”.
The Zoya Factor tells the tale of a Rajput woman, Zoya Solanki (Kapoor), 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 in the 2010 Cricket World Cup. Zoya was born at the moment when India lifted the 1983 World Cup.
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.