Anil Kapoor An Enigma, To Hit American TV Screen!
It is first of the kind in Fox’s history that they are with a new incarnation of "24" broadcast with a noted actor like Anil Kapoor, who is going to showcase in a 24-hour period in the life of a government agent, to eliminate terrorist’s threatful plan attacks in US.
In an interview, Anil Kapoor states, "I've never played a president." The anxious actor added, "It's the first time that I'm doing television. I've been doing feature films for around 30 years. Not only was I excited that I was doing '24', but I was also anxious and nervous that I was doing something for the first time in my life."
It is the first of the kind Anil Kapoor admits that he will be playing in a role in small screen in US.
It was not a sudden decision but was already in his mind and added "'24' is very popular in India. Five or six years back, I was introduced to '24' by my colleagues who would watch it in their trailers."
As Anil is always selective about his role, he decided to play a Middle Eastern character because he got the privilege to play a substantial role in the America's popular TV series.
As far as Cherry Jones has to say, he states,"Anil Kapoor is above all else a great elegant gentleman with an amazing background. He has a natural regalness to him which is so perfect."
What Indian viewers feels is that he should have considered into the matter in depth because of his image in Ocar winning film in "Slumdog Millionaire."
But evidently it is a prestigious role for Anil Kapoor to promote himself internationally with a burst of 12.5 million viewers each week, the Emmy-winning "24" has provided a stage for several leading South Asian actors since its debut in 2001. Indian American star Kal Penn played a teenaged terrorist over four episodes in 2007.