Rensil D’Silva, who previously helmed Kurbaan (2009) and 24, among others, has a way with thrillers. He knows only too well that the charm of a thriller lies in a compelling premise and intensive prep. So, before he began writing Dial 100 that sees Manoj Bajpayee’s cop character in a catch-22 situation during his overnight duty, the director visited the Police Control Room in Mumbai to gain complete understanding of its functioning.
Visiting control room was an eye-opener for me, says ‘Dial 100’ director Rensil D’Silva
Zeroing in on his three leads was a no-brainer for D’Silva. Having worked with Bajpayee in Aks (2001) and Sakshi Tanwar in 24, he says they were his “first and only choice” for the ZEE5 film.