'Kurbaan' famed director and screenplay writer Rensil D'Silva his debut novel Kohinoor Express, to be published by the leading publication house, Westland Ltd.
Kohinoor Express is a historical thriller set in the 1800's. It follows the trail of the Kohinoor after it was taken from Ranjit Singh by the British (after the last Sikh War), and handed over to Queen Victoria. The novel charts the story of that epic journey. It is also a story of a band of unlikely heroes who were determined at all costs, to stop the world's greatest diamond from falling into the hands of the British and leaving India's shores forever.
Talking about his new venture, Rensil stated, "The novel was born out of my fascination for the Kohinoor and my decade long research into the history of the diamond. I have repeatedly visited the Tower Of London, just to gaze at it. And have spent many hours delving into its past. While I have in the last ten years written and directed many stories for the movies, advertising and television, few stories have excited me as much as this has." 'Kohinoor Express' is up for a 2015 release.
Coming to his big screen venture... Rensil D'Silva's next release 'Ungli' is produced by Karan Johar for Dharma Productions and stars a plethora of stars including Emraan Hashmi, Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut and RandeepHooda.