Anil Kapoor's television debut — 24 on Colors — has received appreciation from Bollywood and from his colleagues in Hollywood.



His Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol co-star and friend Tom Cruise has helped him prepare for the role by imparting tips on the running sequences. Cruise has also made his support public through a tweet, saying, 'Follow the Man'.

And it doesn't stop there. Kiefer Sutherland, the original Jack Bauer (in 24, Anil plays Jai Singh Rathod, the Indian counterpart of Bauer) has extended his congratulations on the show's big launch.

Says Anil, "I am humbled to have received so much appreciation and support, not only from my friends in Bollywood, but also from those in Hollywood. When we brought 24 to India, we had a huge responsibility on our shoulders — to do justice to the show's format while matching international standards. Getting appreciated by the international film fraternity makes me feel that we have done justice to the show."