'To be honest with you, yes, (I took tips from Tom Cruise). When he came here (to India) I spent quite some time with him. Since then definitely we are in touch. For physical training, I have learnt a lot from him,' Anil told reporters here at the launch of the game on '24'.
'I was speaking to him when he was training for 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' and then I came to know how he had trained for that film. So I took a lot of tips from him. If you see the way Tom Cruise runs, I too had a lot of running shots in '24',' he added.
Cruise and Anil shared the screen together in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'. Since then the two developed a friendly bond. Later, Anil also threw a party when Cruise visited India in 2011 for the promotion of his film (MI-4). Talking about the special tip he got from Cruise, Anil said: 'He (Cruise) told me, 'if you want to do the running shots very well, you need to train your legs.'
'He has a special treadmill for that. In the same way, the running shots of mine that you (reporters) see in the show, I have trained my legs for that,' added the 53-year-old. Directed by Abhinay Deo, '24' airs on Colors channel. In the show, Anil plays the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod, the chief of an anti-terrorist unit.