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Slumdog Millionare's Anil Kapoor will be the Indian Jack Bauer

11.09.2011

No, I don’t mean that he’s going to be an Indian terrorist fighter the way Jack Bauer was in the US, I mean that Anil Kapoor is now set to LITERALLY be Jack Bauer in an Indian version of 24 that’s moving forward.

The SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE actor and Bollywood star is producing and starring in a new take on 24 set in India which has him playing Jack Bauer. Again, not an agent like Bauer. Jack Bauer himself. Amazing.

“It will be a great honor for me to play Jack Bauer,” Kapoor said. “Kiefer created an iconic character which has inspired me to bring the franchise to India. This will be my first foray to Indian television and I look forward to duplicating the standard of excellence Fox has so successfully created.”

You’ll remember that Kapoor had a role on 24 as leader of a fictional Middle Eastern country, Omar Hassan. I guess he loved that part so much, he wanted to bring the entire show back to his native land. Is the villain just going to be Pakistan every season? I honestly can’t wait to see this.

Extra Tidbit: Please, please have counter-terrorism dance numbers at CTU.
Source: Deadline

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12:31PM on 11/09/2011
Anil Kapoor is cool and all but I feel awkward just reading this.
Anil Kapoor is cool and all but I feel awkward just reading this.
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12:40PM on 11/09/2011
James Bond gets different actors, Jason Bourne now too...
Why help create a brand around Jack Bauer?
I like it - he deserves to be as iconic as a character as the ones mentioned before. And this helps the possibility that the CTU will live on after Kiefer.
James Bond gets different actors, Jason Bourne now too...
Why help create a brand around Jack Bauer?
I like it - he deserves to be as iconic as a character as the ones mentioned before. And this helps the possibility that the CTU will live on after Kiefer.
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12:42PM on 11/09/2011
That's pretty damn cool. Jack Bauer will live on in India. I'd also like to see the Indian version of "Married with Children", "Airwolf", and of course "Walker Texas Ranger."
That's pretty damn cool. Jack Bauer will live on in India. I'd also like to see the Indian version of "Married with Children", "Airwolf", and of course "Walker Texas Ranger."
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1:03PM on 11/09/2011
I guess we'll finally get to see Jack Bauer torture somebody with a massive dance sequence.
I guess we'll finally get to see Jack Bauer torture somebody with a massive dance sequence.
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1:29PM on 11/09/2011

hahaha

Both the last two sentences of the article and the extra tidbit made me laugh out loud. Well done.
Both the last two sentences of the article and the extra tidbit made me laugh out loud. Well done.
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2:27PM on 11/09/2011

hahaha...

Can you imagine a "damn it" in an Apu-type of voice?? Hilarity ensues...

Jack Bauer.. killing terrorists, one dance at a time!

PS: If you feel like this might be a good idea, please do following search:

"Indian Michael Jackson" on Youtube

(you'll thank me.. trust me)
Can you imagine a "damn it" in an Apu-type of voice?? Hilarity ensues...

Jack Bauer.. killing terrorists, one dance at a time!

PS: If you feel like this might be a good idea, please do following search:

"Indian Michael Jackson" on Youtube

(you'll thank me.. trust me)
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3:35PM on 11/09/2011
I was a big fan of anil kapoor growing up and seeing him branch out of bollywood to star in shows like 24 and the new mission impossible was awesome. This i dont know how it will play out, hopfully good tho.
I was a big fan of anil kapoor growing up and seeing him branch out of bollywood to star in shows like 24 and the new mission impossible was awesome. This i dont know how it will play out, hopfully good tho.
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3:46PM on 11/09/2011
This is gonna be AMAZING. I love Anil Kapoor and I hope they broadcast his show in the United States.
This is gonna be AMAZING. I love Anil Kapoor and I hope they broadcast his show in the United States.
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6:33PM on 11/09/2011

awesome

amazing i wonder if he will have to save himself sometime oh never mind maybe they can talk keifer into guesting
amazing i wonder if he will have to save himself sometime oh never mind maybe they can talk keifer into guesting
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6:45PM on 11/09/2011
Any 24-related news is good to me. This could be fun.
Any 24-related news is good to me. This could be fun.
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9:31PM on 11/09/2011
No. Also, 'Damn it'
No. Also, 'Damn it'
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6:21AM on 11/10/2011
Jack's going to be in an ethical dilemma if the terrorists hit upon the idea of placing WMDs inside cows.
Damn it!
Jack's going to be in an ethical dilemma if the terrorists hit upon the idea of placing WMDs inside cows.
Damn it!
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7:32AM on 11/10/2011
Just as long as it's a million, billion, trillion times better than Akshay Kumar's Bond movie. He was playing a character called Bond. As far as I recall...James was never mentioned at any point. They just called him [link] will we stop him. I think...the bad guy was called Dragon (young actor playing an old man wearing a pure white wig and beard...and could run pretty fast). lolzzzz
Just as long as it's a million, billion, trillion times better than Akshay Kumar's Bond movie. He was playing a character called Bond. As far as I recall...James was never mentioned at any point. They just called him [link] will we stop him. I think...the bad guy was called Dragon (young actor playing an old man wearing a pure white wig and beard...and could run pretty fast). lolzzzz
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8:38AM on 11/10/2011
Well played on the Pakistan quip.
Well played on the Pakistan quip.
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