The Zoya Factor is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film, starring Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor. It is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Fox Star Studios, Pooja Shetty and Aarrti Shetty. The film is a light adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 novel of the same name, which follows the story of a girl, Zoya Solanki, who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the skipper Nikhil Khoda who doesn’t believe in luck and superstitions.
Based on Anuja Chauhan’s book of the same name, the trailer takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions.And then there, of course, Sonam and Dulquer’s chemistry.The Zoya Factor revolves around the life of Sonam’s Zoya Solanki, who is considered ‘very lucky’ for cricket.
You see, she was born right when India won the World Cup in 1983.Unfortunately, she’s neither lucky in love nor career.Things turn around when she meets the Indian cricket team, and its delicious captain Nikhil Khoda (Dulquer Salmaan).After a few delays, Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan’s The Zoya Factor is up for release on 20 September 2019.
The story revolves around a girl, Zoya Solanki, an executive in an advertising agency. She ends up becoming a lucky charm for the Indian Cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Nikhil Khoda(Dulquer) play the Indian Cricket Team captain and Zoya’s love interest.
In an interview, director Abhishek Sharma described the film to Mumbai Mirror as “Cricket woven into a rom-com and touching on superstition and luck.” The film is based on the novel penned by Anuja Chauhan. She has also written additional dialogues for the film. Initially, Shah Rukh Khan bought rights to film the movie. But since the project did not take off three years after, Red Chillies Entertainment lost the rights and in 2013, Pooja Shetty acquired the movie adaptation rights of The Zoya Factor.