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11-06-2012, 03:21 PM #1
Anil Kapoor buys out indoor film studio; to shoot Indian version of 24 first
Earlier in the day…we wrote about Anil Kapoor intending to spend more time with the family. And now we have learned that he has gone ahead and invested in buying one of the biggest indoor film studios in the city situated in Andheri East. The studio has yet not been named yet.
It is understood that the first project that will go on floors in this studio will be the actor's adaptation of the American series 24, in which he himself made a guest appearance.
Abhinay Deo, who is known for helming Delhi Belly, will be directing the show. “Kapoor wants the Indian version of 24 to be on the same scale as the original,” says an insider.
It is said that Kapoor has been going all out to make his Indian adaptation of 24 as grand as possible. A few days ago, he hired writer-director Rensil D'Silva along with writers Bhawani Iyer and Priya Pinto to work on the screenplay. Kapoor even flew down one of the original writers of 24, Patrick Harbinson to brainstorm with Rensil and the team.
In the original 24, Kapoor plays a cameo as the head of an imaginary Muslim nation. But in the Hindi series, he will play the lead role, which in the original is played by English-born Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland.