DIFF opens with MI: Ghost Protocol

MUMBAI: the 8th Dubai International Film Festival opened with the screening of the Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Cruise, who shot some of the key events including a daredevil stunt hanging from the Burj Khalifa in the movie, attended the screening making him the biggest Hollywood star to attend the festival.

Also present were Anil Kapoor and music director A R Rahman. Kapoor plays a cameo of an Indian playboy in the film.

Said Cruise, "It is easy to climb a building and jump out of it but I am scared of falling. I trained with helmets and pads but when I had to shoot actually at the Burj Khalifa I told myself ‘Ok, this is the moment of truth‘ but it is very entertaining for the audience," Cruise said, adding that he likes to celebrate locations through his movies.

For the knowledge of Indian fans, most of the shots depicting Mumbai in the film were actually shot in Dubai. "Locations add to the film and we try to shoot there but one of the magic of movies is that you can create that environment," Cruise said about creating Mumbai outside India.

The festival, which is screening 171 films from over 56 countries, has a special section ‘Celebrate India‘ dedicated to the films from the country.

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