The Zoya Factor (film)
|The Zoya Factor|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Abhishek Sharma|
|Produced by||Fox Star Studios|
|Written by||Anuja Chauhan|
Pradhuman Singh (dialogues)
|Screenplay by||Neha Rakesh Sharma|
|Based on||The Zoya Factor |
by Anuja Chauhan
|Edited by||Utsav Bhagat|
Fox Star Studios
Ad-Labs Films Limited
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
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.
The story revolves around a Rajput 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.
- Dulquer Salmaan as Nikhil Khoda, Indian Cricket Team Captain
- Sonam Kapoor as Zoya Singh Solanki, an advertising executive
- Sanjay Kapoor as Vijayendra Singh Solanki, Zoya's father
- Angad Bedi as Robin Rawal, Indian Cricketer
- Sikander Kher as Zoravar Singh Solanki, Zoya's brother
- Udit Arora as Ketan, Indian Opening Batsman
- Abhilash Chaudhary as Shivnath(Shivi), Indian Opening Batsman
- Jashan Singh Kohli as Navneet Singh, Indian cricketer
- Gandharv Dewan as Hharviindar (Harry) Singh, Indian cricketer
- Abhishek Madrecha as Zahid Pathan, Indian cricketer
- Manu Rishi
- Pooja Bhamrrah
- Koel Purie
- Pradhuman Singh
- Saurabh Shukla as Nikhil's dad
- Rahul Khanna as Nikhil's brother
- Sachin Deshpande as Lakhi, Indian cricketer
- Vikas Mandaliya as Vishal
- Shoaib Ahmed as Dabbu
- R. Bhakti Klein as Wes Hardin, Indian Coach
- Sachin Deshpande as Indian cricketer
- Pankaj Dheer (Guest appearance)
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.
Principal photography commenced in Mumbai on 29 August 2018. Dulquer Salmaan joined the cast from 31 August 2018. The cricket sequences were filmed at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. The movie received a U certificate from the Censor Board on 17 June 2019.
|The Zoya Factor|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||18 September 2019|
|Studio||Purple Haze Studios|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|1.||"Kaash"||Arijit Singh, Alyssa Mendonsa||4:15|
|2.||"Lucky Charm"||Raghuvir Yadav, Shankar Mahadevan||3:03|
|3.||"Pepsi Ki Kasam"||Benny Dayal||2:41|
|5.||"Kaash" (Unplugged)||Arijit Singh||3:29|
Marketing and release
Initially the release date as 5 April 2019 was announced for the film, which was advanced to 14 June 2019, for a release during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. But finally, it is slated to release on 20 September, post the Cricket World Cup by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures's Indian label Fox Star Studios . In February, to promote the movie, Sonam Kapoor changed her social media handles to her character's name, 'Zoya Singh Solanki'. A first look poster giving the release date of the film was released on 23 May. Release of the Sonam Kapoor – Dulquer Salmaan starrer The Zoya Factor postponed from June to September 20. The official promo of film was released on 24 August 2019 through which the launch date of the trailer of the film has also been announced. The video appears to have been inspired by teleshopping ads. It features actor Pankaj Dheer where he introduce the 'Zoya Kavach' and tells how it helped in bringing fortune in his life. With the unique promotional strategy the makers have introduced some more new products under the 'Zoya Kavach' ahead of the trailer release. The official trailer of the film was released on 29 August 2019 by Fox Star Studios. Another promotional video was released which features a look alike of Indian cricket team captain who is seen praying to God and kissing his lucky charm - the Zoya locket before getting to the crease during a match. Many promotional videos were released by the makers where people shares different stories about Zoya Kavach which helped in bringing luck in their lives.
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