Salman Khan has finally found the leading lady for his upcoming film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. The actor has been paired opposite Pooja Hegde, who had romanced Akshay Kumar in ‘Housefull 4’ and Hrithik Roshan in ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Producer Sajid Naidadwala confirmed the same to Mumbai Mirror and stated, “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.” ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is a family drama with Farhad Samji calling the shots. The makers of ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ have planned several workshops for the lead couple to help break the ice before their begin shooting for the first schedule in October.
Revealing deets about Pooja’s character in the film, a informed Mirror, “His lady love is 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.” ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will be high on action with Salman fighting for a larger cause.
‘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.
Salman Khan is reportedly planning to squeeze in another project around March, since he doesn’t begin shooting for ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ until the last quarter of 2020. “He is on the hunt for the right script for a film which will release after Radhe,” added the source. After wrapping up ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’, Salman will begin work on ‘Kick 2’which is slated to hit the screens during Christmas 2021.