Will Anil Kapoor play Indian Sherlock?

Anil Kapoor as the Indian 'Sherlock'?
Anil Kapoor as the Indian 'Sherlock'?

His stint as chatshow host in the critically acclaimed ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008) has landed him some significant roles in the Western TV and film arena but Anil Kapoor, it seems, may be gearing up to perform what would be the role of a lifetime. Sources claim that he has been offered a project named ‘The Indian Sherlock’.

Although credible insiders believe that Kapoor is yet to have a conversation with the team, the Hindustan Times states that the actor has been approached to play the lead character. The actor himself confirms, “Yes, I have been approached, but nothing is finalised yet. Let�۪s see how things go”.

A member of Kapoor’s team commented, “Anil sir has not committed to the project, but he intends to meet the director and writer in Los Angeles in May to take the discussion forward”. The��adaptation, said to be based on writer-journalist Tarquin Hall’s novels,��will be directed by half-Indian Anand Tucker and will see modern Indian backdrop.

The story of ‘The Indian Sherlock’ surrounds a Punjabi character, Vish Puri, and his investigation methods. If Kapoor signs the film, he will be associated with the ‘Sherlock Holmes’��Hollywood franchise which has seen much success at the box office in recent years.

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