'Slumdog's' Anil Kapoor on '24' gig: Kiefer's 'a brilliant actor. It's been an amazing journey'

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The Fox hit series "24" may be hitting theaters near you in the foreseeable future.

The show is still going strong in its eighth season. And while renewal is undecided, it's being reported that the screenwriter Billy Ray ("State of Play") pitched his movie version to Fox execs, who are keen on the idea of Jack Bauer  (Kiefer Sutherland) beating the clock to save a dignitary in Europe.

The Dishrag talked exclusively with new "24" star Anil Kapoor (he plays Omar Hassan, the President of a Middle Eastern country) at the recent American India Foundation gala, where he was being honored for  humanitarian work.