Ed Loves Bacon - Speakeasy with ... Anil Kapoor

I guess its safe to say Anil Kapoor has finally made his mark in America.  The 51 year old actor has been a leading man in his homeland of India for the past 30 years but he finally garnered the attention of American audiences as Prem Kumar, the charismatically slick host of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire back in 2008.

This season, Kapoor makes his American debut as well coiffed President Omar Hassan on the real time series, 24. This season’s timeline is set at the eve of a peace agreement between Hassan’s non-descript Middle Eastern country and the U.S.  Naturally someone wants to thwart the effort by assassinating a world leader, in this instance, Kapoor’s character, President Hassan. Recently, Kapoor discussed his Hollywood experience and his role on 24 with the press during a press conference.

24 airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on FOX.

I’ve seen in the episodes so far that Hassan’s a very standup guy.  Will we get to see over the course of the storyline what the problem is with his marriage and why he’s having an affair?

He is not exactly, actually it’s not an affair, but it’s a kind of relationship, which he feels is kind of like minor relationship and intellectually he believes that it’s more of a friendship, which there is possibility that might develop later on into a relationship, but it doesn’t.

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