When it comes to Malayalam cinema, there are few stars bigger than Dulquer Salmaan. The charming actor has made a mark in Tollywood, having impressed critics and wowed audiences with big hits in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films such as Bangalore Days, Ok Kanmani and Mahanati respectively. It was just a matter of time before he turned his eyes on Bollywood. Last year, he stepped into tinseltown with Karwaan, alongside Irrfan Khan and YouTube Sensation Mithila Palkar.The slice-of-life road movie was appreciated but didn’t turn out to be a big hit.
Now, the date for his next big release has been announced. Dulquer’s big ticket is a film with Sonam Kapoor and it’s called The Zoya Factor based on a book by the same name. Dulquer and Sonam both released the poster on Instagram with the release date – September 20.
‘Pad up for a new innings’ – posted Dulquer.
The Zoya Factor is directed by Abhishek Sharma who earlier made the comedy Tere Bin Laden starring Ali Zafar and its sequel. His last film was Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, starring John Abraham, based on the nuclear tests. This film is in a complete different terror territory though and follows the story of a girl named Zoya Solanki who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket tem as they go on their quest to win the Cricket World Cup in 2010. Sonam Kapoor will be seen in the lead role.