Irrfan Khan was a joy to work with: Ron Howard

‘Inferno’ director tweeted that the Indian actor was “brilliant” in his performance as Harry “The Provost” Sims

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Inferno director Ron Howard says it was “brilliant” Irrfan Khan in the movie, which releases in India on October 14.

Howard tweeted: “Irrfan, Tom Hanks SonyPicsIndia... Irrfan was brilliant...a joy to work with.”

“Robert Langdon and The Provost. Going to be a great ride! Inferno in cinemas October 14,” Khan, who plays Harry “The Provost” Sims in the movie, tweeted.

Humbled by the praise, Khan further wrote: “Such an honour to be a part of this amazing saga :-) thanks Ron Howard”.

The film will be released via Sony Pictures Entertainment in India before its release in the US. A new poster of the film was unveiled on Friday for the Indian market.

It features Tom Hanks in one frame, Hanks and Felicity Jones in another and the third frame sees Khan suited-booted and sporting an intense look.

Howard returns to direct another bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the Dante himself.

The film is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and also stars Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster. It has been shot extensively across Italy, Istanbul and Budapest.