Salman Khan is going to work with Telugu actress for the first time in his career. He has mostly worked with Bollywood and foreign actresses. He finally found the leading lady for his upcoming film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. She is none other than Pooja Hegde, who had romanced Akshay Kumar in ‘Housefull 4’ and Hrithik Roshan in ‘Mohenjo Daro’.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror and 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.”
Salman’s ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is a family drama film. The makers have started taking workshops for the lead couple before they begin shooting for the first schedule in October. ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will be based on the action with Salman fighting for a larger cause.
Talking on Pooja’s character in the film, a source said that “His lady love is a traditional small-town girl who is opposite of Salman’s character. Pooja has played small town roles down South in films like ‘Mukunda’, and hence the makers found her apt for the role. There’s a beautiful mature love story between the two characters, and Pooja’s track acts as the catalyst to the plot.”
Salman Khan is busy with his other projects till march and he won’t be shooting for ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ until the last quarter of 2020.
After wrapping up with ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’, Salman will begin work on ‘Kick 2’which will release on screens during Christmas 2021.
‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is being planned for Eid 2021. “‘Judwaa’ was one of Salman and Bollywood’s first Eid releases. Even my directorial debut, ‘Kick’, opened during the festival,” added Sajid Nadiadwala.
Pooja Hegde reacted and said on working with Salman is, “I would jump at the opportunity to work with Salman Khan”.