Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan have begun prep for the screen adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's 2018 novel, The Zoya Factor. The final draft of the script is ready and the film will go on floors in August. Director Abhishek Sharma tells Mumbai Mirror that Chauhan has been approached to polish the script further and introduce additional dialogues, since she knows the characters inside out.
Dulquer plays Nikhil Khoda, captain of the Indian cricket team and Sonam essays Zoya Singh Solanki, the advertising professional, who goes on to become the lucky charm of the boys. While the rest of the country and players of the team consider Zoya their lucky mascot, Nikhil is sceptical of her. What starts as a cold war turns into a romance soon. Speaking about her character in the film, Sonam tells the publication that she likes playing empowered women on screen and is excited to work with the director.
Dulquer, too, share his excitement about the film, which he thinks has been adapted beautifully for the screen.