The last time Anil Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur came together, they gave us the unforgettable Mr India (1987). Now the actor is all set to work with the director again on his forthcoming international project, tentatively titled Indian Sherlock.
“Shekhar is involved with the film. He is going to be the creative producer,” says Anil. The film will be directed by London-based filmmaker Anand Tucker, whose past works include Leap Year (2010) and Shopgirl (2005).
Excited about this new project, Anil reveals that the team is yet to decide what the final title will be. “Indian Sherlock is not going to be the title; it’s just tentative. I love this project and am looking forward to working on it,” says Anil.
The actor is currently busy on his TV series, 24, which is the Indian adaptation of the Kiefer Sutherland-starrer US TV show of the same name. “The shooting for 24 is going well. We’re shooting from 7 pm to 8 am every day,” he says.
Ask Anil if he is nervous about the response from viewers to such an enormous TV project, and he says, “When you do such things, you don’t think on those lines. You like a story and you go about bringing it to the screen. You have to believe in it to make it work.”
The series stars Anil, Ajinkya Deo and Anupam Kher and the actor does not rule out including more Bollywood actors in the show.