Published On: Thu, Oct 6th, 2016

Here’s what Tom Hanks hates about Irrfan Khan

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Here’s what Tom Hanks hates about Irrfan Khan

Tom Hanks, who has shared screen space with Irrfan in ‘Inferno’, is tremendously impressed with the actor.

Singapore: Irrfan Khan is one of the few actors from the Indian film industry who has made a mark in Hollywood, having done popular films such as ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Jurassic World’ among others. Even Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks, who has shared screen space with him in the upcoming film ‘Inferno’, is tremendously impressed with the actor.

At a recent event, Hanks lavished praise on Irrfan. He said, “Here’s what I hate about Irrfan Khan… I always think I’m the coolest guy in the room, and everybody’s hanging on to every word I say and everybody’s a little intimidated to be in my presence. And then Irrfan Khan walks into the room. And he’s the coolest guy in the room.

“And everybody’s intimidated to be in his presence and everybody’s hanging on to his every word.”

The film is now gearing up for release on 14 October in India two weeks before its release in the USA to cash in on the popularity of the Indian actor.

Hanks added, “And as soon as I walked up to him I said, ‘Irrfan Khan, I’m going to steal from you everything I possibly can. I’m going to start speaking very quietly in films. I’m going to wear very nice suits. And I will draw out the last sound of every sentence that I say.’ And by doing that, I will be doing a very pale imitation of the coolest guy in the room.”

‘Inferno’ is a thriller based on Dan Brown’s popular book of the same name and is directed by Ron Howard.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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