Actor Anil Kapoor, who’s finally home after a month-long shoot schedule abroad is making the most of his time here. “I have a lot of catching up to do, with work here, but more so with family,” smiles the actor. “I have taken a few days off before I get back to shooting in a few days,” he adds.
Anil will begin shooting for Shootout At Wadala from the 16th of this month and then apparently finish another schedule of Race 2 before rolling out his maiden TV production 24, which is the Indian version of the hit US series starring Kiefer Sutherland. The series to be directed by Abhinay Deo will see Anil play Jack Bauer who is a Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent, that was originally played by Kiefer.
Though the actor’s tight-lipped about the new adaptation, he does reveal that there’s no compromising as far as the entertainment or production values are concerned. “We want to do full justice to the original,” says Anil.
Meanwhile, talking about juggling his films both here and in Hollywood, as well as TV, Anil says that it’s never been a struggle trying to fit all on his platter. “I have a huge appetite when it comes to interesting projects,” says Anil. Point out that he’s actually made his TV debut in the US before his debut on the small screen here and he adds that those boundaries don’t exist anymore. “You know, here, there… there’re no demarcations for me. After a point, it’s not about the industry, but about the projects and I’m proud of all my work be it in India or in the West,” adds Anil.
As for his detractors talking of him doing much smaller parts in films there, than he would ever be seen doing here, Anil says, “There will always be people who would want to run down others. Let them do that, probably they have more time for that than their own work. I am too busy to think about them,” smiles the actor, who post his Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol outing with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, will now be seen in Roger Donaldson’s Cities sharing screen space with Clive Owen.