Sonam K Ahuja is currently holidaying in London with hubby Anand Ahuja and sister Rhea Kapoor. Well, the first film that she is expected to take up post marriage is The Zoya Factor, also starring Dulquer Salmaan, which reportedly will go on floors towards August end. The film is an adaptation of author Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 bestselling fiction, by the same name, and Aarti and Pooja Shetty are collaborating with Fox Star Studios to bring the best selling novel on screen.
In the film, Sonam will be essaying the role of the protagonist, Zoya Singh Solanki, a client services representative who unintentionally becomes the mascot for the Indian cricket team because she was born at the exact moment when India won the first World Cup in 1983. The film will be helmed by filmmaker, Abhishek Sharma, who is still basking in the glory of the success of his last film, Parmanu : The Story of Pokhran. He is currently busy in reccee and readings for the film.
Speaking to Mirror, Sharma promised that he would retain the essence of the story, whilst maintaining that they would have to take certain liberties in the film given that they cannot possibly adapt the entire 500-page book into a movie. “We start in Mumbai and are in the process of still locking the other locations. As Dulquer (South actor Dulquer Salmaan) is playing Nikhil Khoda, the captain of the Indian team, he will train under a cricket coach before we start shooting,” he said. Furthermore, he said that they’ve got Anuja herself on the board to work on the additional dialogues in the film so that they don’t lose her brand of humour. “ In the book the cricket scenes are minimal, but film being a visual medium we plan to present them in a grand way so these scenes had to be rewritten but the basic plot and the characters haven’t changed much.”