Anil wants to remake 24 in Hindi
Anil Kapoor is getting ready to bring the Hindi version of the 24 series to India
Just yesterday, we brought you the inside scoop on how Mallika Sherawat is on the make in LA-land. Another brethren from Bollywood is scoring a far more decisive innings in Hollywood.
From the ‘ullu ka pattha’ of Woh 7 Din to the Hindi version of the blockbuster TV series, 24, apna thespian Anil Kapoor has certainly made his mark globally, using Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire as his launchpad.
Not only has Anil garnered acclaim from the American press for his role in the drama series, but is also planning to produce the series for the Indian market.
Each episode of the series, produced by Fox, narrates in real time the 24 hours of the life of the counter terrorist unit agent, Jack Bauer.
His latest check-mate move is to bring this compelling series to Indian television, in Hindi.
For the past few days, Kapoor has been in talks with a few channels. A source tells us, “Every channel who he has spoken to has shown very keen interest in this project. 24 in Hindi would be a winning ticket for any broadcaster.” The Fox Network too has expressed immense interest to bring 24 to India. The source adds, “Frankly speaking, it was a mutual decision.” The spadework has begun.
When asked about the cast, the source says, “A call is yet to be taken on which actors will be cast for the Hindi format.”
Kapoor will play the same role in the Hindi version as he did in the English one, that of a Middle Eastern leader with an Elvis-style pompadour on the verge of signing a historic peace agreement.
Since Slumdog Millionaire put him on the global map, Kapoor has been attempting to carve a niche for himself in international projects; Mission Impossible 4 is one of the films that he has signed. “Kapoor now wants to venture into producing TV shows.
|Poster of 24|
He has got the right infrastructure and the determination to succeed. He is a man of principles who never compromises on production values. If 24 is made in Hindi under his banner, it will be a treat to weatch,” added the source.
Kapoor remained unavailable for comment. But for someone so on the make, we’re willing to wait another 24 hours.
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