Anil Kapoor, who acted in the US TV series 24, has bought the remake rights of the series and presently script work is in progress. It is all about the activities of counter-terrorism-unit.
Rajkumar Santoshi is overseeing the pre-production works. Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame will direct the series. Adman-turned-writer cum filmmaker Rensil D’Silva of Rang De Basanti fame is also roped in to write the screenplay.
It is learnt Patrick Harbinger, who not only wrote the screenplay of the original 24 but was its executive producer as well, flew down to Mumbai for a closed-door meeting with Rensil, Abhinay and Anil at a suburban five star. He offered his guidance on how to go about the desi version, keeping in mind the Indian audience.