It has been confirmed that Pooja Hegde will be starring opposite Salman Khan in the upcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.
An excited Pooja took to Twitter and wrote: “2020 begins in a BIG way!
Aah been dying to share this news with you’ll @BeingSalmanKhan… can’t wait to start working on this one with you… @NGEMovies @farhad_samji…Let’s gooo #KabhiEidKabhiDiwali #blessed #SajidNadiadwala @WardaNadiadwala.”
Pooja will be playing Salman’s love interest in the film. Sajid Nadiadwala, who is producing and scripting the film, said:
“Having worked with Pooja in Housefull 4, we felt she was a perfect fit for this film. She has an amazing screen presence and will make for a good pair with Salman. They will bring freshness to the story.”
It is being speculated that Salman will be presented in a completely new avatar in the film and the look is currently being decided upon.
Pooja is playing a traditional small-town girl opposite Salman’s character.
Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali which is slated for an Eid 2021 release, will be directed by Farhad Samji.
Pooja Hegde made her acting debut with a 2012 Tamil film Mugamoodi. She joined Bollywood with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro.
Housefull 4 was her second Bollywood film and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will mark her third film in the industry.
On the work front, Pooja Hegde will soon be seen in the lead role in Telugu film Most Eligible Bachelor. She will also feature in the film Jaan alongside Saaho actor Prabhas.
There have also been reports of Salman casting Sooraj Pancholi, Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal in the film.
A source tells a tabloid: “While Salman leads the show, the film will have an ensemble cast. Director Farhad Samji was looking for relatively new faces for certain characters in the action-comedy.
When Salman recommended Sooraj, Zaheer and Aayush for the parts, Farhad as well as producer Sajid Nadiadwala agreed that they fit the bill for small but crucial roles.
The trio will be seen as three friends who cross paths with Salman’s character and end up helping him. The Eid 2021 release is expected to roll mid-year.”
Here’s wishing Pooja all the very best!