Actor Irrfan Khan, who is back from the premiere of his latest film Inferno in Florence, says this is a good time for Indian cinema as the national cinema is being recognized and acknowledged internationally.
“I can say with full authority that this is a great time to be an Indian actor. Our cinema is being recognized and acknowledged internationally. Very soon Indian actors will be able to make their presence felt in every corner of the world. It’s just a matter of time,” he said.
The premiere of the film happened at an opera theatre, the Opera di Firenze in Florence.
There was a discussion of the film with the people who came to watch the film but Irrfan said “No one asked me about Indian politics,” said Irrfan.
Tom Hanks and Irrfan starrer “Inferno” will be released in India on Friday. The producers have decided to premier the film two weeks before releasing it for the rest of the film,
“Actually I’m supposed to be in the US for some important meetings. I had to cancel them and get back home when my producers of ‘Inferno’, decided to release our film in India two weeks in advance of the rest of the world. That sort of threw me off gear, in a good way,” he said.
The producers of “Inferno” decided to advance the release in India to cash in on Irrfan’s presence in the cast. “It is true they thought since I was in the cast, they wanted me to be the face of the film in India. I accepted the honour, and here I am,” said the actor.
Tom Hanks, Irrfan’s co-star in “Inferno”, recently was quoted as saying, “I thought I was the coolest guy in the room until Irrfan walked in.” Irrfan laughs it off as his great co-star’s magnanimity.
“Just being around Tom Hanks is so enriching for me. He is a very generous co-star, colleague and I can comfortably say we’re friends. ‘Inferno’ has a truly global cast.”
“It gave me a chance to get to know actors from all across the world. To me the biggest advantage of working abroad is the exposure I get to international talent,” he said.
The film is releasing in India on this Friday. – CINEWS