“Anil took a break from movies to do the first season of ’24’. Likewise, he had to take a break from television to complete his two movie assignments – Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do‘ and Anees Bazmi’s ‘Welcome Back‘. That done, he is all set to begin shooting ’24’ again,” said the source.
The pre-production for “24” season two has been on for months.
Anil, 57, made his television debut with the Indian adaptation of the hit international TV series “24”, which was aired on Colors channel.
The espionage drama “24” showed ATU chief Jai Singh’s (played by Anil Kapoor) journey as he races against time to save Prime Ministerial candidate Aditya Singhania (Neil Bhoopalam) from assassination.
Actors like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Tisca Chopra, Anita Raj and Mandira Bedi too were part of the show, which was co-produced by Anil Kapoor Film Co and Ramesh Deo Productions, directed by Abhinay Deo and adapted by Rensil D’Silva.
Anil Kapoors’ maiden show 24 changed the face of Indian Television in a big way and now the man behind the creation is all geared up for the second season of 24.
As per reports in the media, Anil Kapoor is not looking out for any Bollywood offers even if offered as he is totally concentrating in making the next season of 24 a grand one. There is a buzz that seasoned actors like Jeetendra and Rishi Kapoor have been approached for the show and they are likely to be part of the show.
With ’24’, for the first time an international fiction TV series is being remade for the Indian viewers.