The Indian remake of the American TV show 24 will film part of its second season in Dubai, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who is also a producer on the new version, has confirmed.
“Yes, we will bring ‘24’ here very soon. Dubai is very cinema-friendly. There’s a lot of security, great locations, cars and roads - that’s why so many people come to film here,” Kapoor was quoted as saying by 7DAYS newspaper.
The original US version starred Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer. Each season consisted of a day in the life of the special agent as he strived to solve a criminal conspiracy, with each episode chronicling an hour of drama filmed in real time.
The Mumbai-set remake sees Kapoor, who also had a cameo in the American version, starring as agent Jai Singh Rathod. The Bollywood leading man acquired the rights from US Fox network to remake the Indian version in 2011 and it made its successful debut on Viacom’s Colors channel in October this year.
Kapoor previous filmed in Dubai when he had a cameo in Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 4 Hollywood blockbuster, where the main showpiece included a stunt where Cruise scaled the outside of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
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