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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
Irrfan Khan,Tom Hanks,Ron Howard
Actors Irrfan Khan, Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard promote Inferno in Singapore on Tuesday. (Twitter)

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.

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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.

Actor Irrfan Khan speaks to the media as he promotes the film Inferno. (REUTERS)

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.

Actor Tom Hanks speaks to a reporter as he promotes the film Inferno on a red carpet in Singapore. (REUTERS)

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 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.

First Published: Jun 15, 2016 10:11 IST