Irrfan walks red carpet with Tom Hanks for 'Inferno' in Singapore
Singapore, June 14 (IANS) It was reunion time for the cast of “Inferno” here on Tuesday when they got together for the promotions of the upcoming film. Internationally-acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan brought a ‘desi’ flavour while walking the red carpet here with Oscar-winning star Tom Hanks.
The stars added a dash of action and thrill of Hollywood to Singapore at an event, held at ArtScience Museum, located within the Marina Bay Sands resort here, in anticipation of the film’s release.
Oscar-winner director Ron Howard, who has helmed “Inferno”, also joined the duo on the red carpet.
Irrfan had a special guest with him on the red carpet — his son Babil, who was mostly clicking photographs of his father.
Known for his simple and minimalistic style, Irrfan, who gained global recognition with superb performances in films like “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Life of Pi” and “Jurassic World”, added a splash of colour on the red carpet with his dark red jacket, teamed with floral print shirt.
It was black all the way for Hanks as he wore a simple and sophisticated black suit, and Howard was seen in a blazer teamed up with a shirt and trousers, and completing the look with a cap.
The building of ArtScience Museum turned into a passage to the world of “Inferno” for the fans and attendees as the building got draped in myriad colours like green, red, purple and an impression of a still from the movie being cast over it.
It was a moment of joy and excitement for all the fans waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite actors when the doors opened and Hanks walked out along with Irrfan and Howard.
The film gala ended all too soon for the waiting fans who were left asking for more and pleading with the stars not to go away.
After giving a visual translation to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”, Howard is yet again infusing life to his popular “Inferno”.
In the film, based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Hanks will be seen reprising the role of Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard University, while Irrfan is playing Harry “The Provost” Sims, head of The Consortium.
The film will present a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (played by Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. They race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot, and Irrfan joins their mission to save the world.
The event was held as a part of Sony Pictures Summit Singapore.
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