Irrfan Khan thanks his Inferno co-star Tom Hanks

Tom Hank and Irrfan Khan in Inferno

Actor Irrfan Khan, known for doing a variety of roles both in the West and in India. The Hollywood star Tom Hanks and the Indian actor have worked together for the first time in American filmmaker Ron Howard’s upcoming movie Inferno.

The 49-year-old actor opened up about his first meeting with Hanks and said the Oscar-winning star is a warm person to be around.

“I was doing reading with my coach and was supposed to see Ron. There was suddenly a knock on the door and there I see Tom (Hanks). He is such a warm person to be around. He made me feel so welcome. He sent me a note saying ‘Wish we had more scenes’,” he said.

“When Ron sent me the script, he offered me a part and I read it, but there was another part which you are seeing me in now, I asked him if I can do this part. He remained silent for a month and came back and asked why I wanted to choose this part.

“I told him my take on the character and he loved it, so, then he offered me this role. He is an enigmatic kind of a person and you don’t get to know what he is upto,” he said. The “Jurassic World” actor said the film is different from the previous two movies in the franchise as it is set in current time.

The actor also said that “there is nothing like I enjoy working more in Bollywood or Hollywood”, and only let work take him to different places and film industries. “This is my country and I became actor for here. When I got a chance to work in West it is with the director I never thought I would ever work with. For me, both the industries are important. I am even working in European industry. I am an actor, wherever I will find interesting work, I will do,” he said.

Irrfan Khan screening of Inferno in Jaipur

A source says, “Irrfan has organised a screening of his Hollywood film for his family and friends in Jaipur. Irrfan belongs to a small town called Tonk. Holding a screening for the natives of his home town makes him feel life has come a full circle.” Irrfan’s spokesperson, confirming the news, says, “Irrfan is looking forward to hosting the screening in Jaipur. It means a lot to him.”

We are not only excited about that but also the fact that Inferno film is going to be released in India first before the United States.

Inferno Release Date: October 14, 2016 (UK & Ireland) October 28, 2016 (USA)


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