Tom Hanks welcoming and friendly: Irrfan

Tom Hanks...He is a dear friend, says Irrfan.

Tom Hanks…He is a dear friend, says Irrfan.

Irrfan Khan who teams up with Hollywood star Tom Hanks in Inferno says it was a great experience to meet the Forrest Gump star who was welcoming and friendly.

Irrfan Khan will be seen in the role of Harry Sims ‘The Provost’ in the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of Dan Brown’s mystery novel.

“Tom is a dear friend, a very warm person and an outstanding human being. I enjoyed every moment of working with him. Whenever two actor are familiar with each other’s work and you admire somebody, shooting becomes an engaging affair,” Irrfan Khan said in an interview.

Inferno revolves around Robert Langdon’s attempt to prevent a deadly plague unleashed by a mad scientist.

Irrfan, 49, revealed that he was initially offered a different role in the film but he wanted to portray Sims.

“I was offered some other character but I asked Ron whether I could play this character. He asked me why I wanted to play Sims and when I told him how I looked at the role, he liked it and agreed.”

The movie, which boasts an international star cast with Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett, Knudsen Ana Ularu and Ida Darvish, will be screened India October 14.

Irrfan previously starred in other Hollywood films like Jurassic Park and The Amazing Spiderman. – CINEWS

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