Anil signs Rs 100 crore deal for Hindi version of ‘24’
New Delhi: Hollywood seems to have become Anil Kapoor’s middle name. Given the connections the actor has been acquiring by the day, Kapoor definitely comes around as the front runner in establishing Indian cinema and filmmaking at international forums.
Latest has it that Anil Kapoor`s production house has signed a Rs 100-crore deal with Twentieth Century Fox to make a Hindi version of ‘24’, the Hollywood studio`s most profitable television serial so far, complete with Indian cast and crew! Interestingly, Kapoor has featured in one of the seasons of the original series of ‘24’.
After his successful stint with Danny Boyle`s `Slumdog Millionaire`, Anil Kapoor bagged a role in Tom Cruise starrer ‘MI-4’, a part of which was shot in Mumbai.
Anil, who would be playing the lead role in the 24-episode first season, said, “This will be my first foray to Indian television and I look forward to duplicating the standard of excellence Fox has so successfully created.”
‘24’, an Emmy and Golden Globe winning action drama, is presented in real time, with each season depicting a 24-hour period in the life of anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer through 24 episodes of one hour each.
This is the first time America`s longest-running espionage-themed television drama is being produced outside the US. This clearly is a reflection of India`s rapid rise as one of the most lucrative entertainment markets in the world.
And the credit for this wonderful deal goes to none other than Anil Kapoor.