Bilal Siddiqi delves into his new book, espionage thriller ‘The Phoenix’ that will soon be adapted into a film
How Bilal Siddiqi wrote an espionage thriller when he was barely 19 and later it was adapted into a web series (Bard of Blood) is a story well known in entertainment circles. The author-screenwriter has come up with a new book, a spy thriller titled The Phoenix (Penguin publication), which has already been taken up by a production house for a movie adaptation. Though he won’t reveal details of that film production, Bilal discusses The Phoenix that revolves around investigative officers Aryaman and Randheer who have to thwart a biological warfare terror threat.
Edited excerpts from the interview:
How did the idea of The Phoenix come about?
I wanted to return to writing a spy-fiction novel and was thinking of a bio-terrorism premise. Of course, the virus situation…