Salman Khan recently announced ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ his Eid 2021 project with dream team director Farhad Samji and producer Sajid Nadiadwala of Nadiadwala and Grandsons. The makers announced Pooja Hegde as Salman Khan’s leading lady for the ambitious project. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala took to Twitter to announce the leading actress of the film. Pooja Hegde is famous for her roles in Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Housefull 4’ and Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Mohenjo Daro.’
Sajid Nadiadwala said that since Pooja had already played the role of a small-town girl in south film ‘Mukunda’, she would be a perfect fit for Salman’s ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. Having seen her perform brilliantly in ‘Housefull 4’, Sajid seemed quite sure about Pooja’s talent. ‘She has an amazing screen presence and will make for a good pair with Salman. They will bring freshness to the story,’ he added. Further, talking about Pooja’s role in the film, he said that Pooja’s character will be polar opposite of Salman’s character which will act as a catalyst to the story. The filmmakers have already scheduled some workshops for the duo to break the ice.
Pooja even shared the news on her Instagram. She expressed her excitement about working with Salman Khan. She said she’d been dying to share the news with all her fans.
Bollywood buffs are no stranger to Salman Khan’s Eid connection. The ‘Dabangg’ star has had some of his biggest career releases during Eid season. His films like ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Kick’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Sultan’ have been major successes as they were released around Eid time. Salman’s first-ever Eid release was ‘Judwaa’ which started the trend in his career. Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala & Eid festival have had a ‘guaranteed success’ formula. ‘Kick’ – Farhad’s directorial debut with Salman also released during Eid weekend.
The film is in its pre-production stage with a final script and locations in place. However, the shooting will not begin until Diwali 2020. Salman Khan is currently busy shooting for Prabhu Deva’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai ‘ which will hit the theater screens on 22 May 2020.