Pooja to act opposite Salman in his next

Pooja Hegde to star opposite Salman Khan in 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali'

Pooja Hegde will be seen opposite Salman Khan in his next. (Credit: Twitter/@NGEMovies)

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.

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.

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