Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has confirmed that the Hindi adaptation of American sitcom Modern Family is still on. The initial announcement was made in 2015, and there was a lot of speculation over the years that the Indian adaptation might have been shelved.
However, Kapoor appears keen on making this series. Speaking to Mid-Day, he said he would focus on the show after completing other projects. “The contracts are all done, and I can proudly say that everything is on paper now. We will lock everything by the year-end and, hopefully, start rolling by early next year,” he said.
This marks Kapoor’s second stint at Indianising an original American show – he previously adapted popular thriller 24 for the Indian audience. The show completed two seasons and a third is in the pipeline.
Modern Family is a 22-Primetime Emmy Award-winning American mockumentary sitcom focussing on the lives of dysfunctional families, the Pritchetts and the Dunphys. Having first aired in 2009, the TV show recently clocked in its seventh season. The show has been adapted in Chile and Greece, and on Iranian television.