3:53 AM IST - Sunday March 29, 2015

World realising importance of Indian audiences: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 5 Actor Anil Kapoor, who plays an Indian business tycoon in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, believes that the international film fraternity is gradually realising the importance of the Indian market.

“It’s the third biggest economy, it’s the second largest populated country in the world. People are understanding it. They know now India is a very very important country. They have to focus on India,” the 51-year-old actor said here during a special screening of the latest “Mission Impossible” franchise.

Anil will be seen in a cameo as businessman Brijnath in Tom Cruise-starrer “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, which was screened in Mumbai Sunday, a fortnight before its global release Dec 21.

“I feel no role is small or big. It’s in talent. Even one shot, one close-up is enough to prove what you are,” said the actor who made a foray into Hollywood with Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008.

Following the success of “Slumdog Millionaire”, Anil bagged a role in American TV series “24″ and he believes other Bollywood actors have it in them to make it big in Hollywood.

“I told Aamir Khan, I told Shah Rukh Khan, I told all the actors… Hrithik Roshan and all. They are great, they can become international stars. They are so good. So many of them, Ranbir Kapoor and all. They have that potential,” said Anil who has done varied roles during his so far 32-year-old career.

He is known for his performances in “Woh Saat Din”, “Saaheb”, “Mr. India”, “Lamhe”, “Ram Lakhan” and “Viraasat”.


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