He has made films like Tere Bin Laden, Tere Bin Laden 2 and Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran in the past. With The Zoya Factor, filmmaker Abhishek Sharma is attempting his first romantic-comedy film, based on Anuja Chauhan's novel of the same name. In an exclusive conversation with us, Abhishek reveals why he chose to present Anuja Chauhan's story on the big screen. He said, "She's written a fabulous book. It's a unique concept in the romantic-comedy genre, which is rare. The conflict is the luck factor, Zoya being lucky. This in itself is so unique that it really attracted me to try it as my first rom-com film. I am proud of the fact that my first rom-com is The Zoya Factor."
Continuing his chat with us, Abhishek mentioned how he found Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to be perfect for Zoya Solanki's character. "Sonam is the perfect fit for Zoya, everybody thought, because her personality really suits Zoya Solanki's character. Secondly, she is one of the few female actors in India who can shoulder a film on her own."
On being asked about Dulquer Salmaan, he added, "As far as Dulquer is concerned, I didn't even know about him till Aarti-Pooja (producers) mentioned him, they are common friends. Then, I watched some of his films down South and I really loved his work. I was told that he is equally good with Hindi. So, I went and met him and that's how it happened."
Watch BollywoodLife's exclusive interview with The Zoya Factor director Abhishek Sharma right here:
Talking about Angad Bedi, Abhishek Sharma had told IANS, "Robin is the antagonist of the film, the ex-captain of the team who feels he has been shortchanged by Dulquer's character because he was replaced as captain overnight for one bad series. He is a more consistent batsman and a master strategist but now he's full of negativity due to which he uses his cleverness to demolish Dulquer's image."
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