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Anil Kapoor is Hollywood bound

After more than three decades in Bollywood, actor Anil Kapoor is now heading west with television show 24 where he will play the role of President Omar Hassan. Read on for more...

tv Updated: Jul 16, 2010 12:25 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times

After more than three decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor is now heading West. The TV show


that opened in the US in February, has fetched him more “worthwhile” roles. “There are no mavericks in Hollywood,” he asserts. “They are all filmmakers and it’ll be great,” says the actor. “Thanks to movies like

Slumdog Millionaire

, Hollywood does not stereotype Indian actors as brown fluff anymore.”

Anil Kapoor



, Kapoor plays President Omar Hassan and says he listened to a lot of speeches on Youtube to add to his knowledge of Middle Eastern characters. He is however wary of doing similar roles in Hollywood.

August is a big month for Kapoor with two career-altering projects lining up.


will premiere on Indian TV on August 23. Before that, on August 6, his second home production,


will launch daughter Rhea as a producer. The film features his other daughter, Sonam, in the lead.

“I’m anxious. August is a big month for us. I wasn’t around much during the making of


since I was filming


but Rhea had things under control. She pretty much did everything on her own,” he admits.

“The kids did a brilliant job. I only guided and they sailed the ship solo.”

First Published: Jul 16, 2010 11:42 IST