While promoting Inferno, Tom Hanks made headlines in Bollywood and Hollywood when he made the statement – “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.”
To which Irfan had replied, “Tom gets the ‘cool’ quotient right, that’s why he could say this. And by saying it, he’s become the coolest actor in the world.”
It’s crystal clear that both these impeccable actors are fond of each other. In a recent interview, Irrfan was all praise for his co-star, “Tom’s charming, inspiring and carries a warm heart. He’s the most generous actor I’ve met with an energy which makes everyone around him comfortable. It was a great experience working with someone who is so secure of himself as an actor.”
On a totally different note, Irrfan was asked about son Babil’s future acting plans, who accompanied him on several schedules of Inferno. “That’s for him to decide, we don’t discuss such things. Babil has a mind of his own and the freedom to choose what he wants to do,” he said.
What’s more, Tom had also confessed that Irrfan is cool but his son is cooler.