Both Rensil D’Silva and Mani Ratnam have been writing this biopic from the past seven years.
Rensil D’Souza, who has written scripts for Rang De Basanti, Kurbaan, Student Of The Year and more recently Ungli, said Mani Ratnam is highly impressed by the way the script is shaping up.
“Mani and I have been writing something since 2007. Mani wants me to direct it myself. It’s a biopic but not on any sports personality or freedom fighter. It’s about a person who travels from rags to riches. A man who built and set up his own company.” stated Rensil D’Silva.
Coming to his latest Ungli, this one is very special for Rensil D’Souza because of the fact that he got to work with Sanjay Dutt.
Talking about Sanjay Dutt, Rensil D’Souza states that he is one actor who is fun to work with and has not inhibitions and is a director’s actor.
“For the makers, the worst thing that can happen is an incomplete film. Re-shooting is expensive, and is the decision of the production house. It would have shot up our budget considerably, but if that would have happened, I would’ve asked Anil Kapoor to step in for the role. I am working with him on a television series anyway, so I would have turned to him if I’m was in trouble.” states Rensil D’Souza.
Apart from his films, Rensil D’Souza is also directing the second season of 24, with Anil Kapoor in the lead role.
“The first season worked very well, and that is how we got season two. In fact, all our sponsors are back with us, and there are many film actors who have called to ask if they could be part of the upcoming season.” states the writer-director.
Here’s wishing Rensil D’Souza all the best both for his film as well as his television project.
Director Rensil D'Silva who is busy giving final touches to his film Ungli, is all set to team up with Mani Ratnam for a biopic. Both Rensil D'Silv...2.5