Indian actor to make U.S. TV debut on show

Indian film star Anil Kapoor, who made waves here as the game show host in “Slumdog Millionaire,” is next looking to make a similar splash on U.S. small screens.

Kapoor, who just signed with ICM, has sealed a deal to star as a regular next year on the eighth season of Fox’s “24.”

Thesp will play a leader from the Mideast who comes to the U.S. for a peacekeeping mission.

Role would rep the American TV debut for Kapoor, who has appeared in nearly 100 Hindi films over 25 years.

Kapoor played Prem Kumar, the host of India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” in the Academy Award-winning “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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