Hollywood star Tom Cruise says his visit to India this week follows a lifelong desire to see the country.
He said while touring the white-marble Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra that he is "very excited" about being in the country for a fan screening of his latest action-thriller, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday.
Cruise joins Bollywood star Anil Kapoor for the red-carpet screening on Sunday in Mumbai. The film sees Cruise reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, while Kapoor plays an Indian business tycoon.
Cruise told Press Trust of India: "I wanted to come to India my whole life, so I am very excited."