For Anil, charity more important

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2011, 17:16 PM IST

Mumbai: Anil Kapoor cancelled two important engagements here and flew down to Los Angeles to attend a charity event for Pratham, child literacy organisation.

"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.

IANS