Since the critical and commercial success of Neerja, Sonam Kapoor has not been extremely active. She was seen in February in Padman between Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte but the focus of the promos was mainly on the actor. It is ironic for a film with a strong feminist message. Her other project is the women's comedy Veere Di Wedding, which was released much earlier in cinemas. It's whose filming was long postponed by the pregnancy of Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film should be released on June 1, 2018. But if your memory is particularly good, you may remember a project that was vaguely discussed months ago: The Zoya Factor.
This is an adaptation of a bestseller by Anuja Chauhan. It tells the story of a young woman working in the advertising business who falls in love with a cricket player. The novel had been a triumph largely thanks to her striking and subtly written heroine. But with the lack of communication around the film adaptation, many thought that the project was simply dropped.
It is to everyone's surprise that actress Sonam Kapoor published the photo you see at the head of the article this morning on social networks! We see Sonam accompanied by an actor who hides their faces behind a copy of the original novel. The actor in question is the southern star Dulquer Salmaan. We had already talked about this very good actor on the blog on the occasion of the review of the road movie Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi. The actor also appeared in OK Kanmani by Mani Ratnam and in Solo, the last film by Bejoy Nambiar.
In short, an actor not only very talented but also reliable for her often independent choices. From the outset, the duo Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan promise to be an excellent idea! The director's choice could also prove to be interesting since it is Abhishek Sharma, the filmmaker behind the successful satirical comedy Tere Bin Laden. Sharma is currently finalizing Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran with John Abraham and Diana Penty.
It is a much darker film about Pokhran's nuclear tests in 1988. This project will be an opportunity to see if the director can adapt to new genres and confirm his talent. The Zoya Factor will be co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Reliance MediaWorks (formerly Adlabs Films). It is to be released on April 5, 2019.