Anil Kapoor to star in Indian remake of 24

  • Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is to play the lead role in the Indian remake of US counter-terrorism series 24, it was announced on Thursday.

    The role played by the 53-year-old Slumdog Millionaire actor will be similar to that of Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland.

    Kapoor’s company Anil Kapoor Film is producing the series set in Mumbai.

    Kapoor, who has starred in more than 100 Bollywood films over the past three decades, also featured in the American 24 series playing Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan.

    The original series first aired in 2001 and continued for nine years.