Evergreen Indian actor Anil Kapoor is all set to return on the small screen with the second edition of his action packed series 24.This real-time finite espionage series is based on the American series serial with the same name in which Anil Kapoor also played a pivotal role. The actor has bought the official adaptation rights of the serial during late 2011 for a whooping Rs.100 crore ($20 million).
The show comprises of 24 episodes which revolve around the politics, corruption, hunger for power, making it a racy thriller drama. Unexpected turns and twists keeps the audience hitched to the series.
In the second edition of the series, Jai Singh Rathod (Anil Kapoor) has to thwart an attack on his country and to reveal the people behind the conspiracy. The series shows the main lead as a man with high intellectual and brave enough to take risks however there is no superhero like action, infact a very human approach to the character.
24 keeps the pace running with the different plots intertwined to make a thriller, audience was captivated by the suspense and characters in season 1, which was aired from 4 October 2013 through 21 December 2013. The first season featured Mandira Bedi, Tisca Chopra, Neil Bhoopalam in important roles. Bollywood actors Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have also played cameo performances in the show. In 2013, Kapoor also launched Tata Safari Storm presents 24 — The Game, a 3D video game in which players participate as Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU) Chief Jai Singh Rathod.
The 24 team promises that next season is more stylish and full of excitement. The Indian adaption of 24 season-2 is written by Sajid Rasheed, Hussain Assad and Priya Pinto and Directed by Abhinay Deo.
Anil Kapoor was happy that he received praise from Howard Gordon (producer of American Series) and hopes the second edition will also receive positive reviews from the audience as well.