Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol opened the eighth annual Dubai International Film Festival but organisers were forced to push back the showing after Cruise opted to mingle with those waiting outside the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor later joined the director Brad Bird and co-stars Simon Pegg and Indian actor Anil Kapoor onstage to discuss the making of the film, which was partly shot in the Middle East.
Kapoor told reporters, "For me this whole journey isn't about how big a star I become, it's about relationships. It's about Bollywood and Hollywood coming together. India is a country that is completely untapped."