Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is all set to move to the small screen in a big way. The popular American television series “24” is going to be adapted for an Indian audience and Anil will be playing the lead role. The news was announced at Hotel Trident in Mumbai on November 27.
Anil Kapoor to Make TV Debut with Indian Version of 24
Anil looked quite happy and couldn’t stop smiling at the event. He painted a dapper picture in dark denims, a white un-tucked shirt and a black jumper over it.
Anil Kapoor TV Debut with Indian Version of 24
You may remember “24” airing on AXN for several years. The story follows US special Jack Bauer (the character Anil will reprise) who is a part of an anti-terrorist unit and who spends his days foiling major terrorist operations. The long-running espionage thriller won awards and drew critical claim across the world. Anil too guest starred on that show so you can imagine his excitement at playing the lead in the Indian version of it.
Anil Kapoor TV Debut with Indian Version 24
Anil bought the rights to “24” some time ago and went on to sell it to COLORS TV, on which the Indian version will air. It will be directed by Abhinay Deo (you know, the Delhi Belly fellow) and they’ve managed to rope in Rensil D’Silva to help write the series.
It’s too soon to tell when the show will air but COLORS bosses say it will most likely be in May 2013.