Tom Hanks Irrfan Khan shooting Ron Howards Inferno in Budapest

first_imgBudapest is bustling with the shooting of Hollywood movie Inferno, the fourth in the The Da Vinci Code series. Two-times Oscar winner Tom Hanks, the lead actor in the film, is sharing screen space with India’s latest international superstar Irrfan Khan. The movie is expected to be as action-packed and exciting as its prequels, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. The filming location includes exotic attractions of Budapest and is going to put the city in the international film tourism map.The film adaptation of Dan Brown’s eponymous novel is being directed by Ron Howard, in which Hanks plays the lead character Robert Langdon and Irrfan Khan plays Harry ‘The Provost’ Sims. The tourism industry is expected to experience a boost with the movie being shot in Budapest which has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools will be captured through the lens of this film.Of late, not only in Budapest, Hungary is seeing an overall surge in visitor arrivals. According to the Central Statistical Office (KSH), Hungary, the number of nights guests spent in Hungarian hotels and guest houses went up by an annual 4.8% to 1,813,000 in April. The number of guest nights spent by foreign visitors rose by 2.5% to 1,019,000 while the number spent by Hungarian guests increased by 7.9% to 793,000. Changes in foreign arrivals and revenues were also influenced by the foreign currency exchange rates. Hungary’s tourism sector also benefits from the money foreigners spend in Hungary. Altogether spending by foreign guests amounted to 288 billion Forints, up 11% in the first three months compared with the same period a year earlier. The KSH also noted that in the first quarter foreigners paid 9.4 million visits, 7.4% more than in the same period of 2014.last_img read more

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