Actress Tisca Chopra, who will be seen in the Indian adaptation of popular American espionage drama 24, is confident that the show would create a new set of audience for television.
The Hindi version, which has borrowed the same name from the original one, is written by Rensil D'Silva. The show is being directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor. It will premiere in August on Colors channel.
"The show is not a risk for me... It is a huge franchise. I am quite happy to be part of such a show which offers good content. It is an amazing show and I have loved the original version. With the format of this show I am sure it will develop a new set of audience," Tisca told.
The series will see Anil play Jack Bauer, an anti-terror squad leader, while Tisca will essay the role of Anil Kapoor's wife. "I have an exciting role to play in the show. It's a challenging role and I'll get to do things I have never done before. The role is different from what it is there in the original show. It is a huge opportunity to get to do a show like this," she added.
Tisca's role as a mother of a school boy in Taare Zameen Par was much appreciated. In this show, she will again be seen doing a role of mother of the characters played by newbies Adhish Khanna and Sapna Pabbi. She has already started shooting for the show. Tisca, who will venture into the small screen for the first time, feels that the content on television has improved.
"TV as a medium had to grow and it is growing. There are lots of formats on the small screen like daily soaps, reality shows, shows like CID and etc. Today's audience is getting a lot of variety to see," she said.
Anil To Play Jack Bauer
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor will be playing the role of Jack Bauer in the popular American TV series 24. Jack Bauer played by Kiefer Sutherland is the role of a Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent.
Critically Acclaimed Show
Although critically acclaimed, the series has been criticized for its depictions of torture as effective and its negative depictions of Muslims. Nevertheless, the show won numerous awards over its eight seasons, including Best Drama Series at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Anil Had Acted In Original 24
Anil Kapoor was also cast in the original show. In 2010, Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the American television series 24, portraying Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan.
Tisca Chopra will essay the role of Anil Kapoor's wife.