August 25, 2013
Anil Kapoor’s TV series 24
Anil Kapoor’s long wait to release the Indian adaptation of America’s award-winning TV series 24 is finally coming to an end! The espionage thriller that plays out in real time and has been an unprecedented success worldwide sees Anil playingthe lead protagonist, Anti-Terrorist Unit chief Jaisingh Rathod. If you remember, his American counterpart is Counter-Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland.
The trailer launch of Anil Kapoor’s new television series 24 was a family affair, as his daughters, Sonam and Rhea, and wife Sunita turned up as well.Anil Kapoor will take over as Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland in the original American show. Kapoor will play ATU chief Jai Singh Rathod, and the series will narrate 24 hours of his life in real time over 24 episodes.Incidentally, Kapoor played a vital role in the American version, as President Omar Hassan of the Islamic Republic of Kamistan.
The Indian version has been written by Rensil D’Silva and directed by Abhinay Deo. Besides Kapoor, the show will also star Mandira Bedi, Tisca Chopra and Neil Bhoopalam. Shabana Azmi, Rahul Khanna and Anupam Kher will put in cameos. It will start in October.