Housefull 4 star Pooja Hegde has been cast as the female lead opposite Salman Khan in Sajid Nadiadwala's next production Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.
The announcement was made by the filmmaker's banner Nadiadwala Grandson on Twitter: '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.'
Nadiadwala said the 29-year-old actor is '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 in a statement.
Farhad Samjhi, who directed Pooja in the 2019 comedy Housefull 4, will direct.
Nadiadwala has penned the script.
Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will release on Eid 2021.
'Judwaa was one of the first Eid releases for not just Salman but also Bollywood. In fact, my directorial debut, Kick was also 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.