The stalwart actor Irrfan Khan is popular, both in India and abroad, thanks to his Hollywood hit films like ‘The Namesake’ and ‘Jurrasic World’.
In his next outing in the West, Irrfan will be seen sharing screen space with Tom Hanks in the film ‘Inferno’. Not just that, it may be that the film will release in India before it does in the US, given Irrfan’s popularity there.
A source said: “Irrfan’s fan following in the country is prompted the film’s producers to take this call.
“They realised that there is a lot of curiosity among fans regarding Tom and Irrfan’s pairing. Hence, to cash in on the actor’s popularity on his home turf, the producers decided to promote this film in India.”
Irrfan on his part said: “It was a great experience working with Tom and the entire team. I am glad that it is releasing in my home country earlier than its global release.”