Tom Hanks is one of the coolest and finest actor we know. A recent project undertaken by Hanks is the movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno.
Joining him on the cast is one of India’s very best, Irrfan Khan. Easy to look at with his mind blowing looks he’s another actor who is a delight to see.
So naturally it came as a bit of a shocker when, at a global media event by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tom Hanks began a statement by saying,
“Here’s what I hate about Irrfan Khan”. Fortunately he relieved everybody after a short pause when he continued by saying, “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.”
Tom Hanks also claimed to be extremely impressed with Irrfan, going ahead to express his desire to even be like him when he said,
“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.”
He also said that one of the most unfortunate things about the “Inferno” movie is “that I am only in a couple of scenes with Irrfan. It was heartbreaking”.
Irrfan, who has shown his mettle in both Indian and Hollywood movies like The Namesake, A Mighty Heart and Life of Pi, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World.
While Tom Hanks is widely appreciated for his superior acting in movies like Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, The Terminal, Catch Me If You Can and Sully.
Well, I’d like to disagree on that, and I’m sure so would many of us, because no way can a movie with both of these men in it be unfortunate or heartbreaking.