Beads of sweat rolled down Tom Hanks' neck, Irrfan decided to keep it cool with a man bun while director Ron Howard wore a cap for cover as they kicked off promotions of their upcoming film in Singapore on Wednesday night. The sultry weather makes the country appear to be sitting on an inferno, which ironically matches the title of the film based on Dan Brown's bestseller.
Irrfan, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard at the event. PIC/GETTYIMAGES
Fans flocked to the Art and Science Museum at the Marina Bay lit up by a giant 'Inferno' balloon as the stars walked the red carpet. Hanks, as expected, got the loudest applause as he stopped for selfies and autographs. "So what do you want me to do? Take a selfie? Here, let me do it for you," he said, much to the delight of the crowd.
Talking about his 'Inferno' experience, Tom Hanks said, "We are all friends working together. What is special for me is that the places where we have shot are not just backgrounds; whether it was Rome or Florence, we went deep into the place's history and that is what makes it extraordinary."
Irrfan had his elder son, Baabil, accompany him on the red carpet. The youngster wore a hat and multiple beaded bracelets on his wrist. He helped fans take snapshots with his dad. The crowd kept referring to him as the 'Life Of Pi' (2012) and 'Jurassic Park' (2015) star. He stated, "This is a multi-layered thriller. There's a fast paced mystery at one level and history on the other."
They later attended a charity event.