Screen writer Rensil D’Silva who won accolades for the story of “Rang De Basanti” is making his debut as director with the film “Kurbaan” which stars Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi. Veterans Om Puri and Kirron Kher play pivotal roles. Salim-Sulaiman and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed the music.
The outline of the story for “Kurbaan” has been given by Karan Johar who is producing the film on his banner of Dharma Productions.
Rensil prepared the script, screenplay and dialogues. After going through the bound script, Karan asked Rensil to direct the film which surprised the latter. The casting coup of signing up Saif and Kareena, the real life live-in couple, as the lead actors was again a master stroke of Karan.
“Kurbaan”, a cross-genre film with a love story between the lead pair, the thriller element and a social message, is releasing world-wide through UTV Motion Pictures on November 20.