Irrfan Khan proud to represent India globally

Acclaimed Bollywood actor appears in the thriller ‘Inferno’ with Tom Hanks

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Actor Irrfan Khan, known for his work in Indian as well as international films, says he takes pride in representing the country abroad.

The actor, who was honoured with ET Panache Trendsetter Global Personality award here on Friday, also said that he hopes to continue on the same path.

“I hope to continue setting trends globally and back home as well. The journey has just begun. It’s a great feeling representing India on a global platform,” Irrfan said in a statement.

In Bollywood, Irrfan is credited for power-packed performances in films like Paan Singh Tomar, Talvar, Maqbool and Piku.

And internationally, he is known for his work in The Warrior, The Namesake, Life of Pi, A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

On the professional front, the actor is getting a mixed response for his latest Hollywood film Inferno which also stars Oscar winning star Tom Hanks. The Sony Pictures Entertainment film Inferno released in India on Friday — two weeks before it opens in the US.

Inferno — the third part of Dan Brown’s book after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons — narrates a thrilling story of how Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard University, tries to save the world from a deadly plot.

In the film, Hanks is seen reprising the role of Langdon, and Irrfan plays Harry The Provost Sims, head of The Consortium.