Leave aside Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, we have one actor who can give anyone lessons how to balance their Bollywood and Hollywood careers.
Meet Irrfan Khan!
The awesome actor that he is, even Hollywood isn’t able to keep its hands away from him. Irrfan’s latest Hollywood venture Inferno is already making news. And adding to the excitement of his fans back home is the fact that he is sharing screen space with Tom Hanks!
The cast of the film attended the premiere in Singapore. And Irrfan looked his dapper best brushing shoulders with Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard, both Oscar-winners, while walking the red carpet. Our Bollywood star definitely added the perfect desi flavour to the starry event. Those present couldn’t miss Irrfan’s son Babil who also accompanied his father, and kept clicking his pictures of the evening. Both Hanks and Howard were all praises for the Indian actor. While Howard assured that Irrfan has important scenes as he values the actor’s artistry, Hanks had a rather interesting take on him.
Speaking about Irrfan, Hanks said he was ‘beguiled by his magic eyes and his specific physicality’.
While Hanks wore a simple and crisp black suit, Irrfan went with his simple and minimalistic style. The venue turned into a passage to the world of Inferno for the fans and attendees as it was draped in myriad colours like green, red, purple and an impression of a still from the movie being cast over it.
Irrfan who comfortably maintains his parallel career in Hollywood surely looked kicked about Inferno. While his Bollywood contemporaries keep doing, rather blink-and-miss roles in Hollywood, Irrfan has made it a point to leave an impression on the audience’s minds with his characters. He delivered memorable performances in Life of Pi, Jurassic World and Slumdog Millionaire. Now, he’s back with a bang with Inferno. Back home, he’s shooting for Madaari.