Anil Kapoor has introduced the initial visuals of his upcoming web series The Night Manager. This Hotstar Special, which stars Aditya Roy Kapur, is a Hindi adaptation of the British TV series of the same name. Anil Kapoor will be taking on the part originally played by Hugh Laurie, while Aditya Roy Kapur will be stepping into the role originally played by Tom Hiddleston. The show is going to be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
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Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur are shown walking away from an explosion in the first look motion poster of the film. Anil Kapoor took to Instagram to share the poster, and provided a hint about the film’s plot. He wrote, “In order to stop the world’s most dangerous arms dealer, there is only one weapon – a hotel night manager.”
Rhea Kapoor expressed her enthusiasm with “insane” and fire emojis, while Varun Dhawan wrote “Excited for this one way to go boyzzzzzzss.” Fans of Tom Hiddleston and Hugh expressed their excitement, while another comment read “Kuch to original bana lo (make atleast something original).”
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Talking about stepping into Tom Hiddleston’s shoes, Aditya Roy Kapur had told Bombay Times in an interview, “I love Tom Hiddleston and I love the series as well. It’s a beautifully written show and the part is complex and exciting. It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to sink my teeth into that role. Tom has played the part so well so it was important for me to find my own way into it. When you do something that’s already been done the challenge is to give that part your own direction and identity. Hopefully we have managed to do that here.”
Anil Kapoor will portray a weapons dealer who pretends to be a successful businessman. Aditya will play the role of a former soldier turned The Night Manager of a luxurious hotel. Sobhita Dhulipala will assume the part of Angela Burr, which was previously portrayed by Olivia Colman, and is the recruiter of protagonist Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston).
Anil completed the shooting of the show in September of last year and shared several monochrome pictures of himself while hinting at his character, Shelly. Alongside the photos, he wrote, “And #TheNightManagerofIndia is off duty! #Thatsawrap for Shailendra Rungta a.k.a Shelly! Based on: The Night Manager; by John le Carre.”