Overjoyed to accept guest role in '24': Rahul Khanna

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 05 November 2013, 09:45 AM

Actor Rahul Khanna has no qualms about doing a guest appearance in television show '24', where he was initially supposed to do a larger role. 

Rahul, who has been missing from the silver screen for a while, began his career as a veejay on TV in 1994 and hosted talk shows and other events. '24' will mark his acting debut on the small screen. 

Rahul said Anil Kapoor had sometime back told him about his plans to make the Indian version of '24' and it sounded quite exciting to him.

"I was a huge fan of the original '24' and the Indian version was positioned as a game changer for TV here," Rahul told PTI in an email interview. 

"Initially, we had discussed about me doing a larger role in the show but when that didn't work out, he offered me this dramatic two-episode guest role and I was overjoyed to accept," he said. 

Rahul has shared a great equation with Anil Kapoor, who is a close friend of his actor-brother Akshaye Khanna. That is how he met him often and the two always expressed an interest in working with each other. 

"I have nothing but praise and admiration for Anil. In spite of having been in the industry for decades, he has the passion and drive of a newcomer. He is very methodical and disciplined. Working on '24' with him was stimulating, challenging and a privilege. 

"The icing on the cake was that, at the end of my schedule, he told me I was one of the finest co-stars he had ever worked with, which was incredibly flattering. The rest of the crew too was wonderful, it was one of the most talented and dedicated young teams I've ever worked with," he said.

First Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 09:44 AM
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