he Zoya Factor’: Sonam Kapoor to meet author Anuja Chauhan as part of role prep – Sonam Kapoor has a busy year ahead. Apart from starring in Veere Di Wedding, Dutt biopic and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Sonam will also feature in a film adaptation of the novel The Zoya Factor. She will will soon step into the shoes of Zoya Solanki, the much loved character from Anuja Chauhan’s novel.
The story apparently revolves around Zoya Singh Solanki who meets the Indian Cricket Team through her job as an executive in an advertising agency and ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team at the Cricket World Cup.
Since Chauhan’s novels have been described as tailor-made for screen adaptations, Sonam who is a voracious reader herself, will soon meet the author to better understand her character. “Sonam wants to well prepare for her role in the film, a rom-com that touches upon superstition and luck. She is keen on understanding the story and her character in detail from Anuja Chauhan. Since Chauhan has penned the book, Sonam thought it best to meet her and discuss the book as part of her prep.” adds a source.
Talking about it, Sonam Kapoor said, “I’ve read the book and absolutely love it. Anuja Chauhan has lived with the character and the book for so long and knows it better than anyone else. I look forward to meeting her soon to discuss Zoya before we start shooting for the film.”
Helmed by Abhishek Sharma, the film will unite Sonam with south superstar Dulquer Salmaan for the first time on the silver screen. The Zoya Factor will go on floors in August, this year and will hit the screens on April 5 next year.