Slated for an October launch, the upcoming espionage series 24 based on the American series of the same name, starring Anil Kapoor as ATU Chief Jai Singh Rathod was unveiled in Mumbai recently.
With a unique real-time narration where a fictional story is told in a real world setting, in real time, viewers will be connected to every hour of Jai Singh Rathod's battle against time. 24 promises Indian audiences a new hybrid genre of entertainment that sees an interesting amalgamation of fiction and reality.
The story establishes the formation of the ATU spearheaded by ATU Chief Jai Singh Rathod and the challenges that are thrown at the team with the growing threats to the nation. It draws attention to a threat to the life of prime-ministerial candidate Aditya Singhania (Neil Bhoopalam). It is now ATU Chief's and his trusted team's responsibility to protect him.
Some of the key characters in the show playing pivotal roles are revealed. The show marks the television debut of the Bollywood star and is backed by a cast comprising of Mandira Bedi, Neil Bhoopalam, Tisca Chopra, Anita Raaj, Ajinkya Deo to name a few. The show will also see interesting cameos by stars like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Rahul Khanna and Richa Chadda.
Anil Kapoor said, "The moment I was offered to play a role in the international series, I had made up my mind to bring this iconic show to India. In fact, India is the only country outside the US to adapt 24, and I am glad that my friends and colleagues have supported me in my venture. It feels like a dream come true! The entire team has put in a lot of passion and hard work and trust in our vision, and I really hope that the public likes our work and I am thankful to COLORS for partnering with us in taking this program to the masses".
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