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Where's Anil Kapoor in Mission Impossible 4 trailer, ask fans

IANS  New Delhi, July 01, 2011
First Published: 17:30 IST(1/7/2011) | Last Updated: 17:33 IST(1/7/2011)

A lot has been written about Anil Kapoor's presence in one of the biggest Hollywood franchises, Mission Impossible 4, but the his absence from the movie's first trailer has raised questions among his fans.

Fans took to Twitter to express their resentment with Anil's no-show in the trailer of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which is otherwise high on action from Hollywood star Tom Cruise, who plays the role of spy Ethan Hunt.

Mission Impossible - 4: Ghost Protocol - ...Ethan Hunt. Eminem's rap. But where's Anil Kapoor & India," posted Vivek Ranjit, while Manish Gaekwad wrote: "Mission Impossible 4 trailer out, and its 2 mins long, and still no sight of Anil Kapoor, is this why the film is called MI: Ghost Protocol?"

Anil KapoorAnother fan, Raghav Modi posted: "Ah! Typical that the Indian actor Anil Kapoor is nowhere to be seen in the MI: Ghost Protocol Trailer. Disappointing."

Some fans even mocked at the trailer and made fun that the actor, who made a mark internationally with Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire and a TV series 24, has not got any footage in the debut trailer of the much-awaited instalment of the movie.

"I spotted Anil Kapoor in the Mission Impossible 4 trailer. He is in thin air!" posted someone under the name of sarfrazhaan, while another fan by the name of helloanand wrote: "Anil Kapoor is playing the role of Mr.India in MI4. That's why you can't see him in the trailers."

Apart from Tom Cruise, the movie features Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. According to imdb.com, Anil plays the role of a man called Brij Nath in it.

Of what Indian editor and director Shirish Kunder posted on Twitter, it seems other Bollywood actors were quite jealous of Anil's role in the international project.

"So many people in Bollywood happy that Anil Kapoor does not feature in the Mission Impossible trailer. The Great Indian Crab Mentality!" wrote Kunder, who is married to choreographer-director Farah Khan.

But all said and done, Anil recently shared how he had a "great" time shooting for the movie. In fact, he has also signed up to feature in Cities, co-starring Clive Owen. He will start shooting for the movie in November.

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