Anil Kapoor – “24 is not a show where you can get anybody.”
Anil Kapoor’s first season of ’24’, the Indian adaption of the international TV show of the same name garnered good appreciation from everyone. The successful TV series featured actors like Shabana Azmi, Mandira Bedi, Sapna Pabbi, Tisca Chopra and many more. Talking about his show the actor said that there are many big stars who wish to work in this TV series but he does not want to have a big actor in the show just for the heck of it!
He said, “24 is not a show where you can get anybody. It depends on concept, story and casting. The casting is done genuinely and organically.”
“It is not that we would put or have a star just for the heck of it. It is not that the rating is going down so get a star, a celebrity guest. We don’t work that way,” he added.
The Indian version of ’24’ featured Anil Kapoor playing the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod, an ATS Chief, which was based on the character played by Jack Bauer from the international version.
“I wouldn’t have played the role of Jack Bauer if I was not sure I can pull it off. Even the international team felt I was perfect for the role,” he said.
He also said about some changes done in the plot of the new season as per the Indian audience. “The international version (referring to the part of Jack Bauer) did not have a son and a romantic angle but I have in this. There are few other changes…we can’t reveal everything,” he added.
Surveen Chawla, Sikander Kher, Sakshi Tanwar and some more actors will be seen in this new season.