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Anil Kapoor Joins Cast of '24'

Anil Kapoor Joins Cast of '24'

Slumdog Millionare star Anil Kapoor has joined the cast of 24 as a series regular for season eight!

The 49-year-old Indian actor will play a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

24 is currently in its seventh season with the two-hour finale airing @ 8PM ET/PT on Monday, May 18.

Slumdog Millionare picked up a whopping eight Oscars this past year, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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  • guest

    “Slumdog Millionare store Anil Kapoor”?? Umm Jared, u do realize what you just wrote, right?

  • katie n

    I am glad that Indian actors are getting some exposure here now. They are very talented and Holywood would be stupid to not make use of such talent.

  • Just Jared

    Haha, thanks guest. :)

  • gerard Vandenberg

    you really need an american/indian C*CK-SUCKER?

  • Maria

    congrats to Anil. He was really good in Slumdog. Good to see a door has opened for him in america. well deserved.

  • s

    he’s a good actor…


    JUST BECAUSE HE HAS AN EARRING ON HIS RIGHT EAR DOESN’T MEAN HE’S GAY! He’s married with kids. How dare you call him that, GERARD. Save it for, YOUR FRIENDS, the dopers hangin at the corners of Hollywood tryin to cheat on their nasty desperate lonely girlfriends by s***kin on the d**ks of Hollywood a**holes!


    And save it for Ryan Seacrest!

  • parv

    yay anil kapoor!
    its mr. india…i remember watching that movie when i was a kid (great one by the way! anil’s a big time actor in india and we’ve loved him for years and years)…i can’t believe now he’s going to be on 24!
    finally us indians are getting recognition…we’re talented bunch of peeps! :)

  • sarah

    There are many great Middle Eastern actors in the Arab world so why get an Indian to play an Arab?…that just lame, its like all those Mexicans playing native indians…its really pathetic…

  • KD1206

    wow.. slumdog’s really sending people all over the place. word has it freida pinto is going to be the next bond girl.

  • Didi

    Parv I love Mr.India (the movie). I am SO happy for Anil, he is a good actor, who knew he’d go so far!!! I am not Indian, but from where I come from Indian movies were always popular! :)))))))

  • ali

    thats so awesome! i loved him in slumdog!!!

  • S3ZZ

    He’s only good when he acts in his language. Whenever he attempts to act in English, he always ends up overacting. An Indian guy playing the Iraqi was okay in Lost, but there are good Arab actors out there who can play themselves.

  • Branden

    Anil Kapoor was the only good thing about “Slumbog”.

  • lakers fan in boston

    lol i didnt even no they still showed 24
    something about this guy tells me his is cocky….no homo
    the way he always talked at the award shows mostly

  • ANtianil

    Anil can be pretty cocky and irritating. An actor old as him must behave with more grace and dignity.

  • mamta

    Anil have fun and balst over there
    well deserve but I want more Hollywood films 4 u
    I don’t want to see u in small screen u deserve main lead and main charactor in Hollywood films as well, one day u will definitely get oscar
    All the Best
    u have created your own way by Hardworking Grand Salute 4 that
    God Bless

  • dia from mirza

    They choose the worst actor ever !! He is not appreciate in india !! It is a very lame news , for me !! Here in united states , there are plenty of indians actors , who doesn’t the chance to show their range , because wannabe in india like anil kaput steal the spotlight !! Hes just doen’t have talent , or charisme or anything to be important !! He is just so blah !!

  • susheel

    wow….Anil congrats !!! what a gud way to start Hollywood career !! u really are Mr. India !!

  • Equinoxxxxxxx

    I used to love Mr India when I was a kid, and my mum loved that movie called ‘Behta’ or something because im having nostalgic moments remembering her watch it … anyway two legendary movies by him and he definitely smashed it in India and obv worldwide!! … Anil Kapoor deserves it. Well done to him.

  • MMA

    Slumdogg was an amazing film!

  • Desai

    I had a great pleasure to meet with Mr. Anil Kapoor in Toronto where him and Mr. Amitabh Bucchan did a live show. I must say, Mr. Kapoor was very humble and friendly. We had a great chat. On the other hand, I found Mr. Bucchan to be arrogant and unfriendly. Yes, good people do finish first. Keep it up Mr. Kapoor. Congratulations…!

  • kiki

    this is so lame. they just put him there because his movie won a few oscars which btw it did’nt deserve. I loved Mr.India when i was a kid too but i have a strong feeling he’ll ruin season 8.
    Saw a vid of him at comic con for 24.
    He sucked

  • kiki

    hey i got comment #24.
    I guess what it says will be true

  • word up

    Kiki is lame

  • ReRun

    Re: “only when speaking his language”
    Anil Kapoor has been speaking English since he was a kid…. like most Indians… I am going to guess that English is “his language” in addition to others.

  • http://google lakan malhotra

    Hey anil i cannot believe that u r in hllwood an i have seen u in the screen in 24 season 8 i hope u do well. u r well respected old man and i hope u know how to behaive american suckers


    Anil kapoor is the best!! Also his beautifull daughter hope 2 c her and i luv her….xx