Anil Kapoor watched his show’s first episode with family

When the first episode of TV show, 24, aired this weekend, lead actor Anil Kapoor decided to watch it with his family and close friends.

“Even though Anil has watched the final cut of the show, he wanted to see it on TV and get a sense of audience’s reactions,” says a source close to Anil. The much-acclaimed actor was nervous about his television debut, and so, he wanted to share the special moment with his family. “A few close friends and family joined Anil for the screening of 24 at their house in Juhu. And after the telecast, they had a small celebration of sorts. The show was received very well and Anil also got a lot of positive messages and feedback,” says a source.

The film fraternity, too, appreciated the show and posted congratulatory messages for Anil on Twitter. “24: it is gripping, stylised and going to change the face of Indian television, Kudos to Anil Kapoor and His Team,” tweeted filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. “Finally an Indian TV serial that is classy, gripping & progressive,” wrote actor Arshad Warsi.