Dulquer Salmaan is going to make a mark in Bollywood: Sonam Kapoor
As we had reported earlier, Dulquer Salmaan is starring in the movie adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 best seller novel, The Zoya Factor. Abhishek Sharma is directing the movie and Sonam Kapoor plays the titular role of Zoya. Fox Star Studios and Adlabs Films are jointly funding the movie which is scheduled as an April release, next year.
The Zoya Factor is centred around Zoya Singh Solanki, a PR executive. Zoya was born on the exact moment when Indian cricket team had lifted the 1983 World Cup. She is considered as a lucky charm by the Indian team and media. While everyone consider her lucky, team’s captain Nikhil Khoda and Zoya are always at loggerheads. The former doesn’t believe in luck and relies on performance. Zoya keeps clashing with the Indian skipper, and what follows is a love-hate relationship.
Dulquer plays Nikhil Khoda’s role in the movie. In a recent interview, Sonam was all praise of her co-star. She firmly believes that Dulquer will make a mark soon in Bollywood. She is quoted saying,
“Dulquer has done a great job of playing Nikhil Khoda, who is this quite, serious, sexy, sarcastic and lovable sort of a character. He is a big star down South and I think he’s gonna make his mark in the Hindi film industry as well. I’m very excited about it. He speaks Hindi very fluently and there is no accent, which was very amazing for me to see. And, he’s very cute. Actually, I first saw him in OK Kanmani and I thought he was amazing in it.”
For playing the cricketer’s role in Zoya Factor, Dulquer had trained hard in the sport. Videos of him sweating it out in the nets have gone viral in social medias.