Tom Cruise visits India’s Iconic Taj Mahal
Tom Cruise visits India’s Iconic Taj Mahal:
Hollywood star Tom Cruise, who is on a worldwide promotional tour of his much-awaited film ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’, landed here early Saturday. See photos
The 49-year-old arrived here at 6 a.m. and headed straight to the Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri. Tom said his visit to India this week follows a lifelong desire to see the country.
He said while touring the iconic, white-marble Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra that he is “very excited” about being in the country for a fan screening of his latest action-thriller, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” days ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday.
Cruise joins Bollywood star Anil Kapoor for the red-carpet screening Sunday in Mumbai. The film sees Cruise reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, while Kapoor plays an Indian business tycoon.
Tom Cruise poses with Bollywood star Anil Kapoor in front of iconic Taj Mahal, Agra.
The media blitzkrieg to promote the thrill-laden film has already seen Cruise zip through Japan and Dubai.
He is staying at Leela’s exquisite Maharaja Suite, which has a personal gym, jacuzzi and is one of the most expensive suites in the country, said sources.
The international star is also due to fly to Mumbai where he is hosting a special screening for 1,500 fans two weeks before the film’s worldwide release Dec 21.
Cruise, 49, then headed to Bollywood capital Mumbai where he was the guest of honour at a party hosted by Kapoor, according to the Press Trust of India.