Indian adaptation of ‘Homeland’ in the pipeline

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The story of action-filled spy life woven with the thrills of political drama will soon invade the Indian small screen through a ‘desi’ version of American TV series “Homeland”.

Taking note of the success of Indian adaptation of “24”, Howard Gordon, who is one of the writers of “Homeland” as well as “24”, shared his plans to make an Indian adaptation of the popular political series with an IANS correspondent during his visit here.

When asked about his plans to make an Indian adaptation of “Homeland”, Gordon told IANS: “I would love it and that would be great I think it will work here. We are looking at it and we are trying to sort it out. We have talked about it, but let’s see.”

Gordon is credited with creating an edge-of-your-seat sensation with the series along with Alex Gansa. The series is based on Israeli series “Hatufim”.

The story follows the life of a CIA agent Carrie Mathison and how she starts suspecting a celebrated war hero, who was once held as a prisoner by a terrorist group, and may in fact be a terrorist sleeper agent. It narrates how the agent risks everything in her duty to safeguard her country.

Indian actress Nimrat Kaur garnered applause for her role as a Pakistani ISI agent in the international series. It stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend among others. Internationally, the series is coming with its sixth instalment.

And that’s not the only series ready to hit Indian TV screens with a ‘desi’ version. There are also reports that “Modern Family” might also get an Indian spin.

Till then, Anil Kapoor, who starred in and produced “24”, the Indian adaptation of the eponymous show, is ready with its second season.

Gordon is all praise for the Bollywood actor, who has worked in a string of Hollywood films including Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire”. He says he has never seen a star like Anil Kapoor.

“I have never seen somebody like Anil. Whenever he comes to Los Angeles, we have lunch together and people love him. He has a huge fan following everywhere. He is a brand and people love him,” Gordon said.

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