Hollywood, Bollywood should come together: Anil
The actor had made his foray into Hollywood with the Oscar-winning movie `Slumdog Millionaire` (2008) by Danny Boyle. The film, in which, he played a quizmaster, brought him international recognition.
Following the success of `Slumdog Millionaire`, Anil bagged a role in American TV series 24 and a cameo role in Tom Cruise starrer forthcoming film `Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol`.
"I want all great talent from here (Bollywood) to go there and the same way (I want) them to come here. I feel, Hollywood and Bollywood should work closely, hand-in-hand. Both the industries should come together," Anil told reporters here last night.
He was present at the Imax Wadala multiplex here with Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise, film`s leading actress Paula Patton and others, for the screening of `Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol` for the fans.
Tom was on a two-day visit to India to promote his the film here. "India is a huge market to promote films… it is a largest place from business point of view also," Anil said.
In the fourth instalment of MI (Mission Impossible) series, Anil plays the role of an Indian business tycoon Brij Nath. The film, directed by Brad Bird, also features Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton. It will be released in India on December 16.
Talking about Tom Cruise, Anil says, "He is a down-to-earth person and very humble. One thing I really like about him is that he gives time to his fans."