Amitabh Bachchan's Diwali Bash
Anil KapoorVarinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is planning to adapt the American sitcom "Modern Family" to Indian television.

"Yes, I'm close to finalising the deal. Once all the stakeholders come together, we will take a call on the talent and the channel. Making a show is as time-consuming as making a film, but I'd like it to go on air as soon as possible," the actor told Mirror.

The American sitcom, which was premiered on ABC on 23 September 2009, is in the sixth season in the US, and has received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Even though the sitcom's story, which revolves around the life of three different, but related families, might not suit with the mindset of the Indian audience, Anil thinks that the country is ready to accept the theme of "Modern Family".

"I think India is ready for a Modern Family. The middle-class is growing rapidly and we have a new government that makes the future look bright," the actor added.

Meanwhile, Anil, who is also working for the next season of the US sitcom inspired Hindi TV series, aired on Colors channel, named "24", which is in the pre-production stage, directed by Abhinay Deo. 

The actor has also wrapped up the shooting of Aneez Bazmee's "Welcome Back" and Zoya Akhtar's "Dil Dhadakne Do".

Also read