Actor Sikander Kher, who will be seen in season two of popular TV show 24 starring industry veteran Anil Kapoor, was initially skeptical to take up the project. “When I was offered the show initially I was not sure. But when I heard the role I just liked it. It is a great role,” Sikander told PTI.
Sikander, who plays a negative role in 24, is the new addition to the season two of fast-paced action series. “For me, it’s a new project (referring to ’24’). The pressure would be there to the makers and producers. My job was to do my part to the best of my ability. I have not had huge hits in my career, so for me, it’s to perform. I don’t think of pressure,” Sikander said.
To get into the skin of the character the “Woodstock Villa” actor learnt Gorakhpuri language to get his accent right. “I am playing a real-life character then it makes sense to study and pick up things. But this role (in “24”) was fictitious… in that case I try to figure out the character
in my head and then whatever comes out naturally I do that,” he added.
The 34-year-old actor knows Anil Kapoor, who is one of the protagonists of 24, since his childhood days. “When I was a kid going to his house very often for dinner and watching films. I was a big fan of him,” he added. The show also featuring Sakshi Tanwar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Neil Bhoopalam and Sudhanshu Pandey goes on air from July 23 on Colors channel.