In pics: Irrfan Khan walks the red carpet with Tom Hanks for Inferno
Inferno sets Harvard symbologist Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, on a manhunt as he races to stop a plot to control the world’s population by the unleashing of a deadly artificial plague.Inferno Updated: Oct 13, 2016 15:24 IST
It was reunion time for the cast of Inferno in Singapore 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. Irrfan has been sharing pictures with his son on Twitter as well.
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.
Irrfan Khan. Ron Howard. Some guy. Promoting INFERNO. Let the social media barrage begin! Hanx pic.twitter.com/S6vaeQ3Nmr— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) June 13, 2016
After giving a visual translation to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels and 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.
Inferno to premiere in Italy
The Italian city of Florence, birthplace of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, will stage the world premiere of Inferno, Howard said.
“I’m happy to say it is in beautiful Florence in Italy,” he said, adding that the location was appropriate given that the city was the “centrepiece of the movie”. The premiere will be on Oct. 8.