Actor - producer Anil Kapoor, who is busy gearing up for "24: Season 2", feels there is a lot that writers in India can learn from those in the west.
Anil, who starred in and produced "24", the Indian adaptation of the eponymous American show, told IANS: "I personally feel television writing in the west is something else. . . It is phenomenal, and beyond everything. They are way ahead of us definitely. "
"We have great content in India, but we don't have great writers who can put them on celluloid or make great TV stories. There is a certain science to it and obviously they have mastered in it. There is a lot to learn from them, " he added.
Ever since the first season of "24" launched in India in 2013, the format owners - FOX Studios - have been keeping a close eye on the overwhelming response that the show has received from Indian viewers. And the makers have packed more action and thrill.
"24: Season 2" will see action and thrill increase two - fold as Jai Singh Rathod (played by Anil) prevents a probable tragedy.
Anil said: "We are trying to raise the bar with the action sequence this season. You need money for action scenes. . . A certain kind of scale is required, and we are working on almost one - tenth of the budget that they do (west). Compared to India, our scale is huge, but when compared to them (the west), it's less. "
The action sequences of the show will be directed by Allan Amin.
"24: Season 2" will also feature actors like Sakshi Tanwar, Surveen Chawla, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sikandar Kher and Ritu Shivpuri among others.