Earlier it was reported that Anil was approached for a prominent role in the hit action series Mission: Impossible for its fourth installment. Though at that time, the nature of his role was not confirmed, still it was rumoured that he would play either the villain or a major supporting role.
However, now it is learnt that his role in MI4 will feature him in the role of an Indian playboy (al la the original Playboy Huge Hefner) called Brij Nath, who has high international connections. It is also reported that Anil, will have some steamy scenes with Paula Patton. Anil will start shooting for the film from next month in Dubai.
In Bollywood Anil will be seen in a negative character in Priyadarshan's forthcoming thriller flick Tezz. Well, this man's 'roll' does not end there, for rumor also has it that Anil might also star in Vikramaditya Motwane's next which it to be produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap.