You may have heard that there’s a Bollywood version of the FOX hit “24” coming up. Well, it’s actually already here. The show will star Anil Kapoor (of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame) as the Indian version of Jack Bauer, Jay Singh Rathore. The show, also called “24”, is bucking a lot of established TV rules over at India. But hey, if someone has to do it, why not Jack Bauer? Or, er, the Indian version of Jack Bauer?
From the looks of it, this is a very faithful porting of the original show, in which Kapoor actually co-starred in the eighth and final season of. He was apparently so enamored with the show that he wanted to take his turn as the ace CTU agent, this time set in India.
Kapoor gave an interview with EW about what to expect if you’re interested, and you can check out what the Bollywood version of “24” looks like below in a pair of promos.
It’s great timing, especially since the original Jack Bauer is also due back in 2014.