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Publication House Westland Ltd Signs Rensil D’Silva

Rensil is now on the cusp of releasing his debut novel Kohinoor Express. Rensil is now on the cusp of releasing his debut novel Kohinoor Express.
Written by Entertainment News Service | New Delhi | Posted: March 5, 2014 5:44 pm

Director and screenplay writer has joined the list of Indian authors to sign up Leading publication house Westland Ltd.

Rensil, who’s now on the cusp of releasing his debut novel Kohinoor Express, to be published by Westland Ltd, has previously directed ‘Kurbaan’, the screenplay of which was written by D’Silva himself and was nominated for several Indian awards and has also written the screenplay for nationally acclaimed Bollywood film ‘Rang De Basanti’.

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.

Talking about his book, Rensil says, “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.”

Other authors to have been singed up by Westland Ltd include, Amish Tripathi (Shiva Trilogy), Ashok Banker (Mahabharata Series), Ashwin Sanghi (Krishna Key) and Rashmi Bansal (Follow Every Rainbow).

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