“I had to leave suddenly because I was called for a charity event in LA for Pratham, the child literacy organization that I’m closely associated with. I thought that was more important than anything else,” said Anil.
The actor was supposed to be in Mumbai for two important occasions – super cop Isaque Bhagwan, whom Anil will portray in Sanjay Gupta’s “Shootout At Wadala”, had invited the star for his son’s wedding on Nov 25.
Then Anil’s dear friend David Dhawan’s son Rohit wanted him to be at the special screening of his directorial debut “Desi Boyz” on Thursday.
“I am sure David and Isaque would understand. In fact I’ve assured Isaque I will visit his home to bless the couple the minute I land in Mumbai,” said the actor adding: “As for David, he’s a dear friend. I’ve had great fun working with him. I am really eager to see his son’s ‘Desi Boyz’. How is it doing?”
Anil may be back in town to receive his “Mission Impossible 4″ co-star Tom Cruise, who is coming here Dec 2.
“All he told us was that he had to leave for the US suddenly. He didn’t tell any of us why. I’m presuming it is to fetch Tom Cruise for the ‘Mission Impossible 4′ premiere in Mumbai,” said a source.