Will Anil Kapoor be convincing as Jack Bauer in ’24′ remake?

Wed, November 9, 2011 2:12pm UTC by 2 Comments
Will Anil Kapoor be convincing as Jack Bauer in ’24′ remake?

That’s what we wonder as the jhakaas man announces his plans to produce the Indian version of the popular American TV show

The television division of Anil Kapoor’s production house has clinched the remake rights of the American thriller show, 24. Apparently, it took the Slumdog Millionaire actor more than a year of negotiations to finalise the deal, but he did it. And now he is getting ready to fulfill his dream of making an Indian version of the TV show. For those not in the know, 24 follows Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), a Counter Terrorism Unit agent, as he protects his country from terrorist attacks. AK confirmed in a report that he will produce the show and also star in it. And, we think it will be the perfect TV debut for him. See, Jack Bauer is married man with a teenaged daughter in the beginning of the eight-season series. He is a tough nut who often puts his personal life at risk to fulfill professional duties. Now we think there is no one better than Anil to match these characteristics. Though the 50-plus star’s physicality can put a lot of young actors to shame, and he can still sing songs with pretty young things, it’s high time he did roles closer to his age. Forget his recent comedy roles in Welcome and Race 2. Just think of his toughie roles in Mashaal, Rakhwala and even Pukar. He was very credible as an army officer in the Rajkumar Santoshi film, don’t you think? And lastly, AK played a vital role in the series finale – as Omar Hussain, the president of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. But if he plays Jack, then who’ll play Omar? That’s a problem, isn’t it? But hey, who cares! We want to see Anil as Jack! Don’t you?


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  • Virginie

    No I don’t. No one will ever hold the candle to Kiefer’s performance as Jack Bauer anyway.

  • Joe

    Jack Bauer is way too iconic a character for anyone else to try being. Kiefer Sutherland is the only Jack Bauer. I love Anil Kapoor though; I just think he should change the names around, etc. Base his show off of 24, instead of doing a complete remake. THAT would be something I’d love to watch.


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