Pooja Hegde, Salman Khan To Star In 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali' (Photo Credit: Twitter)
"Housefull 4" star Pooja Hegde has been cast as the female lead opposite superstar Salman Khan in filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala's next production "Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali". The announcement was made by the director-producer's banner Nadiadwala Grandson on Tuesday.
"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" the production house tweeted.
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 ♥ï¸ÂÂÂðŸ˜ÂÂÂ@WardaNadiadwala @SKFilmsOfficial pic.twitter.com/yIHT5Inof3— Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) February 11, 2020
In a statement, Nadiadwala said the 29-year-old actor is the "best fit" for the female lead part in the movie.
"After working with Pooja in 'Housefull 4', we felt she is the best fit for 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali'. It's her first time pairing with Salman, which will get freshness to the story. She has a very good screen presence and outstanding work ethics too," he said.
Farhad Samjhi, who directed Pooja in 2019 comedy "Housefull 4", will be helming the project. Nadiadwala has penned the script.
"Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali" has a release date of Eid 2021.
"'Judwaa' was one of the first Eid releases for not just Salman but also Bollywood. In-fact, my directorial debut, 'Kick' too was an Eid release. 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali' is a very special subject and a film for all of us, and we are happy to start the filming around October and get it ready for an Eid 2021," Nadiadwala added.