Tom Cruise was left battered after high-flying stunt on Mission: Impossible

Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 14:19 PM IST

Washington: Tom Cruise, who took the action to new heights in his upcoming flick ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, narrowly avoided injury during his stunt at the top of the world’s tallest building as he kept “slamming” into the skyscraper due to strong winds.

The stunt performed by the 49-year-old actor on the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai for a high-flying sequence in the movie was far trickier than he made it look, and he was left battered after the first few takes.

“I remember I came slamming into the building, when I didn’t quite make it around because I had to figure out actually how to fly,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Britain’s The Sun.

“I had to figure out how to use my feet as a rudder because you have cross winds up there. It took a while to figure out how to not come into the building head first.

“So the first couple of times I was slamming into the building... and I’m like, ‘It’s OK, it’s OK, I’m all right.’ So it was really fun,” he added.