It’s official! Pooja Hegde to play Salman Khan’s love interest in ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’
The mystery over Salman Khan’s leading lady in his Eid 2021 release Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is now finally over as the makers have officially announced Pooja Hegde being a part of the project. The announcement comes a month after Salman announced the project in January. The film will be helmed by Farhad Samji, who earlier directed Pooja Hegde in Housefull 4 and will be produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, which is headed by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Pooja will be seen sharing screen space with Salman for the very first time in ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. Confirming the same, Sajid told Mumbai Mirror, “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.”
The combination of Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala & Eid release has always done wonders for the film. Talking about how it is a special subject for him as well as Salman & director Farhad Samji, Sajid further told Mumbai Mirror that, “Judwaa was one of Salman and Bollywood’s first Eid releases. Even my directorial debut, Kick, opened during the festival.”
We are elated to welcome back @hegdepooja to the #NGEFamily, as she joins #SajidNadiadwala‘s “Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali” starring @BeingSalmanKhan directed by @farhad_samji ♥️😍@WardaNadiadwala @SKFilmsOfficial pic.twitter.com/yIHT5Inof3
— Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) February 11, 2020
Revealing more deets about the project, a source informed Mumbai Mirror, Salman Khan will be presented in a completely new avatar in the film. While the makers are yet to finalise his look, lead actress Pooja Hegde will be seen as a traditional small-town girl who is the polar 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.
The makers of ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ have planned several workshops for the lead couple to help break the ice before they begin shooting for the first schedule in October. ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will be high on action too but instead of personal vendetta, Salman will fight for a larger cause this time around.
Salman Khan is reportedly trying to squeeze in another project around March, in between the time span he has after the Radhe: India’s Most Wanted wrap and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Well,this means another announcement just may be on the cards!