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Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor hope audience like TV show 24

PTI  New Delhi, August 27, 2013
First Published: 16:17 IST(27/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:28 IST(28/8/2013)

Actor Sonam Kapoor and her sister Rhea hope the audience will give a thumbs up to the TV series 24, featuring their father Anil Kapoor.

“I have seen the international version as well and I quite liked it. I am excited about dad’s show. I am happy that everyone is coming together for this show,” Sonam said at the trailer launch with sister Rhea and mother Sunita.

24 is the Indian adaptation of hit international TV series of the same name in which Anil is making his television debut. The promo showcases a stellar cast of actors such as Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Anil Kapoor, Tisca Chopra, Rahul Khanna, Mandira Bedi and others.

"I worked with Anil sir when I played a dead body 17 years ago in a film. Since then whenever we have met he has encouraged me. He told me looking good and acting well is the real mantra...he asked me to lose weight,” Tisca said. “For me it was challenging to bring the quality of cinema into the hours of TV,” she added.

Anil plays the lead role of ATU chief Jai Singh Rathod and the series will narrate 24 hours of his life in real time over 24 episodes. “The moment I was offered the role, I made up my mind to bring this iconic show to India. I am happy that my friends and colleagues supported me in my venture. The entire team has put in a lot of passion, hard work and trust and I hope people like our work,” Anil shares.

The show will be aired from October. The Indian version of the show is written by Rensil D’Silva and directed by Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame.

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