Anil Kapoor visits Kolkata to promote television series 24; Season 2 of 24 also taking shape

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN

newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com

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Kolkata, November 21 (Washington Bangla Radio): The actor who made the term “Jhakkas” so popular, Anil Kapoor, was in the city for the promotion of the espionage series called 24. The television series have been getting great reviews from the day it has started. Presented by Safari Storme, this espionage series is an Indian adaptation of the very popular Emmy Award winning series 24.

Anil Kapoor who revealed his Kolkata connections was glad to be back in the city. He began his career with a film named “Kaha Kaha se gujar Jayenge”. The film was shot in Ballygunje. “It was then that Javed Akhtar saw my work and recommended my name to Ramesh Sippy for Shatranj. Though Shatranj was never made, I got the chance to act in Yash Chopra’s film Mashal. And after that god has been kind and I got the chance to work in this industry for past thirty six years” said the actor.

The series 24 is a dream project for the actor. The actor who had been offered reality shows, quiz shows before did not feel that he will be doing justice in the role assigned to him. But after working in the international espionage series 24, the actor realized that if he ever worked in television, this will be the project. “I am glad that people are appreciating the work that I have done. I am proud, delighted, excited to be a part of this project. People are saying that this series have been appealing to all the sections of audience. I have even heard that some males feel that finally they have something to watch on television” said the actor with a smile.

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The story of the espionage series is about a ATU chied Jai Singh Rathod (Anil Kapoor) as he fights against time to foil the plans of assassinating the Prime Ministerial candidate Aditya Singhania( Neil Bhoopalam). In the meantime, Jai’s daughter gets kidnapped and he is forced to follow the orders of the assassination team’s head Yakub. What will happen next will be revealed in the coming episodes of 24. Shabana Azmi, Richa Chaddha, Rahul Khanna will make strong and impactful entries in this serial.

To add to the popularity of this serial, the channel COLORS has also launched a fast paced 3D interactive game called 24- The Game. This is a multi level game and can be downloaded free in India on the iOS and the Android platforms. The player will be able to step in the shoes of Jai Singh Rathod and attempt to save the Prime Ministerial candidate.

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Anil Kapoor is also busy shooting for the sequels of films Welcome and No Entry. The actor hinted at a second season of this television series once the shooting of the first season gets over.

24 promises world class entertainment to the viewers in India. The unique real time narration has introduced the Indian audience to a hybrid genre of entertainment that sees an interesting amalgamation of fiction and reality.