I am pro­duc­ing and act­ing in 24: Anil

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Ac­tor Anil Kapoor has laughed off ru­mours which sug­gest that he is only pro­duc­ing and not act­ing in the sec­ond sea­son of the In­dian adap­ta­tion of the pop­u­lar Amer­i­can se­ries — 24. “Kisne likha hai yeh? Main pare­shan ho gaya hun! I am act­ing in it and pro­duc­ing it,” he clar­i­fies, adding, “How will the show be with­out Jai Singh Rathore? It’s a ridicu­lous ru­mour.”

The 58-year-old ac­tor also says that they will soon start shoot­ing for the sec­ond sea­son. “I am happy to see the re­sponse, and a lot of young­sters have taken a very strong lik­ing to it. That’s why we de­cided to go ahead with the sec­ond sea­son and I am ex­cited about it. We will start shoot­ing from Novem­ber 23,” he says.

Anil is also work­ing on adapt­ing Amer­i­can com­edy show Mod­ern Fam­ily. “24’s suc­cess made it pos­si­ble for us to get Mod­ern Fam­ily’s adap­ta­tion,” he says.

The Emmy Award­win­ning com­edy show deals with a few sen­si­tive top­ics, in­clud­ing ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity. How­ever, Anil is pos­i­tive. “We un­der­es­ti­mate the au­di­ences here. I think they will wel­come it with open arms. We will In­di­anise a few con­cepts, but there will be a ho­mo­sex­ual couple, for sure. The pos­i­tive re­sponse will out­shine the neg­a­tiv­ity,” he signs off.

A lot of young­sters have taken a lik­ing to it (24). That’s why we de­cided to go ahead with the sec­ond sea­son

Anil Kapoor, ac­tor

PHOTO: KU­RUSH M. UM­RI­GAR

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