Aditya Roy Kapur to play lead in Indian adaptation of 'The Night Manager'!
As per media updates, well-known star Aditya Roy Kapur is likely to play the title role in the Indian adaptation of the British mini-series 'The Night Manager'.
Based on John Le Carre's eponymous 1993 novel adapted to the present by David Farr, the series was aired on BBC One in 2016. The Aashiqui 2 star will essay the titular character played by Tom Hiddleston in the original series. Hiddleston, who picked up a Golden Globe for his role, played Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who works as the night manager of a luxury hotel in Cairo. His life moves on predictably till he is recruited by an officer with the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to infiltrate the inner circles of a shady arms dealer.
Directed by Susanne Bier, the series also featured Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. The Indian adaptation will also have Anil Kapoor playing a key role.
A media source revealed, "The Indian adaptation of The Night Manager will have a larger-than-life set-up and is one of the most ambitious projects of the year. Owing to Aditya Roy Kapur's massive female fan following and back-to-back projects, the makers have roped him in to play the character essayed by Tom Hiddleston in the (original) series. It will feature the actor in a different avatar altogether."