Pooja Hegde to star opposite Salman Khan in ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’


NEW DELHI: ‘Housefull 4’ actor Pooja Hegde will star opposite Salman Khan in his Eid 2021 release ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Earlier, Salman Khan had announced the title of the film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ in January, keeping the trend alive of gifting his fans a movie to enjoy on Eid al-Fitr.

The film is being co-produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, and Atul Agnihotri under the banners Salman Khan Films, Sohail Khan Productions and Reel Life Production. The flick will hit theatres on Eid 2021, which will be around May 21. (ANI)

Sajid Nadiadwala, who is producing and scripting the film, said: “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.”

Talking about how it is a special subject for the trio, Sajid added: “‘Judwaa’ was one of Salman and Bollywood’s first Eid releases. Even my directorial debut, ‘Kick’, opened during the festival.”

Salman Khan will be presented in a completely new avatar in the film. The look is currently being decided upon. Pooja is playing a traditional small-town girl opposite Salman’s character.