By Hindustan Times
Ever since Tom Cruise hit the silver screen with an action-packed teaser of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Anil Kapoor’s absence has made headlines. The Indian actor plays a desi business tycoon Brij Nath in director Brad Bird’s upcoming biggie also featuring Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton.
But now, Anil will be seen in the official worldwide theatrical trailer, to be launched on October 23.
Sources insist that makers had strategised trailers in such a manner that the first teaser was to be only about Tom Cruise, and Kapoor would be introduced only afterwards. They have apparently been been working for a month to put together this teaser.
Kapoor’s official spokesperson confirms that the actor will be seen soon, saying, “No one has seen the theatrical yet as it was kept completely under wraps. However, the internal marketing team has been calling Anil sir and telling him how good it’s looking.”
When contacted, the Slumdog Millionaire actor reveals, “Honestly, I haven’t see the trailer myself, but everyone who has managed to catch it has been calling me.” Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol releases on December 16 worldwide.
After featuring in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award-winning film, Kapoor has also acted in the Hollywood TV series 24, alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Besides MI4, Kapoor will also start shooting for Roger Donaldson’s next biggie, Cities, which stars Clive Owen. The film will be shot in Mumbai by the end of this year.