Anil, who featured in the eighth season of the US version of the show , played Anti-Terrorist Unit chief Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian version, which he produced for Colors.
The show is being re-run on Rishtey from yesterday for those who want to revive it or for those who may have missed it. Anil is happy that this will give "more audiences across the country the chance to experience the show". "I hope that the new audiences enjoy watching the show and appreciate our efforts at presenting something different. Also, all fans of '24' who missed out on some episodes earlier or want to relive the entire journey will now get enjoy the thrill not just on weekends but on six days in a week on 'Rishtey'," Anil said in a statement. "I'm also ever excited to share that while viewers once again relish Season 1 of the show, we are already working towards season 2 which will be as thrilling and edge-of-the-seat as the first season," he added. "24" saw actors like Shabana Azmi, Tisca Chopra, Mandira Bedi, Anupam Kher, Rahul Khanna and Richa Chadha delivering stellar performances. The show indeed was special to Anil, known for giving big hits like "Tezaab", "Ram Lakhan", "Mr. India", and "Virasat". In the last couple of years, he did films like "No Entry" and "Race".
The show was the adaptation of the American series with same name. It blows the bottom out of the Indian home entertainment racket to show us a world of classy production-values and mature performances which previously unknown to Indian television. The show got an overwhelming response. The thriller series focuses on an anti-terrorist unit agent named Jai Singh Rathod who has twenty-four hours to save the country from a major terrorist attack.