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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:52
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Hollywood and Bollywood should work closely: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 5 (PTI) Indian film actor Anil Kapoor, who is all set for his second Hollywood release 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol', wishes that both Hollywood and Bollywood should come together and work closely. 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 Sunday. He was present at the Imax Wadala multiplex 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 the 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 said, "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." PTI Caption for pic: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor (R) with Hollywood stars Tom Cruise (L) and Paula Patton (C) posing for photographs during a promotional event for their movie “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI Photo