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Anil Kapoor to produce and star in Indian version of 24

Last updated on: November 10, 2011 14:53 IST
Anil KapoorAfter the super successful Slumdog Millionaire and a role in Tom Cruise-starrer Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Anil Kapoor is all set to bring some of his Hollywood glory back home.

The actor is gearing up to produce and star in an Indian version of 24, a real-time drama produced by Fox/20th. Kapoor was a part of the Emmy-winning show's last season.

The actor will play an Indian version of Kiefer Sutherland's signature character Jack Bauer. He has closed a rights deal with 20th Century Fox TV Distribution and will produce the new 24 through his Anil Kapoor Films Co. Pre-production is set to begin mid-2012 in India, deadline. com reports.

Kapoor, who made his American TV debut with 24 will be seen on the Indian small screen for the first time. In 24, he played the Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan, who comes to the US on a peacekeeping mission.

His other Hollywood project -- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol -- is slated for a December release.