Anil Kapoor Ropes In Rensil D'Silva And Raj Kumar Santoshi For Desi '24'
By MovieTalkies.com, 16 May 2012 12:00 AM IST
Kurbaan director Rensil D'Silva has been beckoned by Anil Kapoor to pen the screenplay of the Indian version of the popular American TV show 24.
Filmmaker Rensil D'Silva has been roped in by Anil Kapoor to write the screenplay of the Indian version of the Emmy award winning American TV series 24.
Anil Kapoor has also acted in the American version and is producing the Indian one. He is totally engrossed in the creative and technical aspects of this ambitious project. Delhi Belly and Game director Abhinay Deo has been roped in to direct the series whereas Rang De Basanti writer Rensil has come on board to write the screenplay. Director of various action films (Ghayal, Ghatak and Pukar) Raj Kumar Santoshi will also be working on the script of Anil's latest venture.
While in the original 24, Anil portrayed the middle-eastern leader Omar Hassan, in the Indian version he will play the head of the anti-terror squad Jack Bauer, played by Hollywood actor Keifer Sutherland in the American version.
The Indian version of 24 is likely to go on air by end of this year.